1919-1939 History of West Africa Liberia
since 1960





Liberia 1939-1960



In 1942, Liberia signed a defensive treaty with the U.S. In 1943, the British West African currency was replaced by the US Dollar. In January 1944, Liberia declared war on Japan and Germany. It became a founding member of the United Nations. President WILLIAM V.S. TUBMAN served from 1943 to 1971, providing the nation with political stability. Especially in the war years, with American aid the nation's infrastructure was improved.





EXTERNAL
FILES
Liberia, history of, from Infoplease
History of Liberia, by Joseph K. Tellewoyan, detailed, has chapter on Liberia in WW II
Liberia History Timeline, from American Colonization Society Collection, detailed
DOCUMENTS Flag of Liberia, from FOTW
REFERENCE Chapter 43 : Mr. Tubman of Liberia, pp.843-858; 44 : Monrovian Doctrine pp.859-870, in : John Gunther, Inside Africa, NY : Harper & Bros. (1953) 1955 [G]
Article : Liberia, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1944 p.401, 1945 pp.406-407, 1946 pp.439-440, 1947 pp.458-459, 1948 pp.439-440, 1949 pp.390-391, 1950 p.412, 1951 p.422, 1952 p.421, 1953 pp.417-418, 1954 pp.421-422, 1955 pp.464-465, 1956 p.402, 1957 p.464, 1958 pp.403-404, 1959 p.400, 1960 pp.393-394 [G]
Article : Liberia, in : Statesman's Year Book 1943 pp.1072-1076 [G]
Article : Liberia, in : Americana Annual 1940 pp.447-448, 1943 pp.428-429, 1944 pp.398-399, 1945 pp.429-430, 1946 pp.448-449, 1947 pp.410-411, 1957 p.454 [G]
Article : Liberia, in : New International Year Book Events of 1940 p.408, 1941 pp.329-330, 1942 pp.376-377, 1943 pp.334-335, 1944 pp.348-349, 1945 pp.332-333 [G]
Article : Liberia, in : Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Encyclopedia Year Book 1940 p.343, 1941 p.294, 1942 p.260, 1943 pp.263-264, 1944 p.179, 1946 p.261, 1952 p.244 [G]



This page is part of World History at KMLA
First posted in 2001, last revised on August 25th 2007

Click here to go Home
Click here to go to Information about KMLA, WHKMLA, the author and webmaster
Click here to go to Statistics