Honest Abe wanted to ship freed black slaves to the Caribbean.
Abraham Lincoln, pretty much all of the Republican & Democrat politicians in Washington D.C. back then did not consider the African American slaves to be equal.
Abraham made a comment during his presidency where he stated.------- "That the only way Whites & Negroes would get along is if they would be an ocean apart".
One time, during Lincolns presidency, he was watching some young African American kids doing a theatrical play. Abraham made an outward comment where he said ----- "Ha, are these little monkeys funny".
Lincoln, pretty much all of the Republican & Democrat politicians in Washington D.C. were in favor of rounding up African Americans. Deporting them.
When Abraham was assassinated & due to the high financial costs which would have been involved of rounding up & attempting to deport, the deportation plan was shelved.
So, American banking & business interests & the politicians in Washington D.C..------ Decided to use the newly freed African Americans as a very cheap labor supply in agriculture & in industry.
To maybe use African Americans as a constituency in a voting bloc.
Had the deportation plan gone forward, these areas would have taken in the deported African Americans.-----
The nation of Haiti. Areas in what are now the present day nations of Guyana, Belize & Panama.
The African Americans who were to be deported to Panama were to be put to work on building a canal. This was decades before work ever began on the modern canal in Panama.
But, the main nation which was to take in most of the deported African Americans was the West African nation of Liberia. Liberia was created by the federal government in 1821. Specifically for this purpose.
This was decades even before the Civil War broke out.