Firestone in Liberia.
Mitchell, John Payne
MetadataShow full item record
This manuscript is an appraisal of the relationship between the Firestone Organization and the Liberian Government with special emphasis on the period of difficulties, up to 1935. In Chapter I, we discussed Liberia, an independent West African Republic with a population of about 2,500,000 and an area of about 43,000 square miles. The country has a tropical climate, and winter never comes. Tropical fruits and wildlife abound. The woods with its rich timbers is untapped, and many sources of minerals have been discovered. The Government is republican in form, with a President, Vice-President, Cabinet, Supreme Court and a bicameral legislature. All citizens of both sexes vote at the age of 21 and above. There is no state religion, and Christianity and other religions live side by side. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University