9780761434146

Liberia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761434146

  • ISBN10:

    0761434143

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Benchmark Books

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Summary

Celebrates the diversity of life through the exploration of cultures around the world.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Geographyp. 7
Rivers
Coastal lowlands
Hills and plateaus
Climate
Wildlife
Plant life
Historyp. 19
Early history
Founding a country
Money problems
National recovery
World War II
Peace before the storm
Civil war
Peace at last?
Governmentp. 31
The elections of 2005
The Senate and the House of Representatives
The True Whigs
Local government
Local chiefs
Systems of justice
Economyp. 39
The legacy of war
Natural resources
Farming
Transportation
Environmentp. 47
Rain forests and deforestation
Farming and logging
Protected areas
Fauna and Flora International
Endangered wildlife
Water resources and sanitation
Waste and refuse
Liberiansp. 57
Demographics
The tribes
The Americo-Liberians
Other groups
National dress
Some famous Liberians
Lifestylep. 67
City life
Education
Child soldiers
Welfare
Tribal and village life
The family and marriage
Secret societies
Religionp. 81
Tribal religions
Totemism
Magic
Christianity
Indigenous
African Christianity
Islam
Languagep. 89
English
Regional languages
Lingua francas
Written languages
Other influences
Artsp. 97
Literature
Americo-Liberian literature
Folktales
Architecture
Music
A living art and craft
Leisurep. 107
Leisure in the cities
Rural leisure activities
Leisure for expatriates
Sports
The media
Games and songs
Festivalsp. 115
Christian festivals
Muslim festivals
African festivals
The Woi epic
Weddings
Secret society festivals
Birth rituals
Funeral celebrations
Foodp. 123
Staples
Meat
Other foods
A typical Liberian meal
A Liberian feast
Eating out
Beverages
Kitchen equipment
Map of Liberiap. 132
About the Economyp. 135
About the Culturep. 137
Timelinep. 138
Glossaryp. 140
Further Informationp. 141
Bibliographyp. 142
Indexp. 142
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