Matthew F. K. McDaniel grew up in Social Circle, Georgia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1996 with a BA in history. He received a master's degree in historic preservation from the University of Georgia in 2002 and a Master of Arts degree in history from Louisiana State University in 2007. McDaniel has more than a decade of cultural resources experience as an architectural historian, historic preservation planner, museum director, and archivist. He works as an architectural historian with Mulkey Engineers and Consultants. He lives in Columbus, Georgia, with his wife, Dorothy, and daughter, Lucy May.
Emigration to Liberia should be read by everyone interested
in slavery's social and political consequences and the shaping of
modern Africa.-- "Civil War News"
Emigration to Liberia is a fascinating story and is well worth reading.-- "Daily Observer"
Emigration to Liberia: From the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903 is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of Georgia and the Liberian colonization project.-- "Examiner.com"