At the colony of Mississippi-in-Africa, which has been established on the West African coast by African-Americans freed from slavery in the U.S., Josiah Finley, the colony’s governor, is murdered by a local fisherman. Tension runs high between the Americans, who act like colonialists and have declared their authority over the land, and the indigenous people. The Americans build homes in Mississippi-in-Africa (pic) that replicate the Southern mansions where they were once enslaved, and assume the role of slave masters over the local people. The conflict between American settlers and local people also disturbs the neighbouring colony, Liberia, which will ultimately absorb Mississippi-in Africa in 1842. In Liberia, which has also been colonised by African-Americans, indigenous people will not be permitted to become citizens until 1904. But this will not happen until the resentments of the indigenous peoples lead to the brutal Liberian Civil War of the 1890s, which will pit descendants of African-American settlers against local peoples. A 1930 League of Nations investigation into slavery in Liberia will finally end to the practice.