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Venezuela Curaçao
First posted on June 21st 2002, last revised in November 13th 2010

In 1634 the W.I.C. took possession of Aruba. The first W.I.C. went bankrupt in 1674 to be replaced by the G.W.I.C. (second W.I.C.) which was dissolved in 1792, and her assets fell to the Dutch Republic. From 1815 to 1828 part of Curaçao and Dependencies, from 1828 to 1845 of the Dutch West Indies, from 1845 to 1936 of Curaçao and Dependencies, from 1936 to 1948 of the Territory of Curaçao, from 1948 to 1985 part of the Netherlands Antilles. Since 1985 autonomous within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Country Profiles Modern from CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; Index Mundi, Article : Aruba, from Wikipedia; Aruba from Wikipedia Durch edition
Aruba, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Links General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World
Category : Aruba, from Wikipedia
Categorie : Aruba, from Wikipedia Dutch Edition
on History Category : History of Aruba, from Wikipedia
Categorie : Geschiedenis van Aruba, from Wikipedia
The Atlantic World and the Dutch : Netherlands Antilles, Aruba
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen
NICIS Instituut
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV, Leiden)
Centraal Bureau voor Generalogie
Caribbean Contacts, from Caribbean Database of Documentary Heritage
Historical Dictionaries Herman Daniel Benjamins, Joh. F. Snelleman, Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch West-Indië (1914-1917), in Dutch, posted on DBNL
Woordenlijst : Vrij van Slavernij, from Nationaal Archief, in Dutch
Timelines from BBC News
Accounts of History Modern from Wikipedia; from Wikipedia Dutch Edition
from Geographia, from Landenweb in Dutch
Historical, of the Caribbean Th. Coke, A history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1808, vol.2, 1810, vol.3, 1811, GB
Th. Southey, Chronological history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1827, GB (out of 3 vols.)
C.E. Meinecke, Versuch einer Geschichte der europaischen Colonien in Westindien, 1831, in German, GB
E. Regnault et al., Histoire des Antilles et des colonies françaises, espagnoles, anglaises .., 1849, in French, GB
Historical, of Aruba
Specific Periods Article : Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, from Wikipedia
Politics Category : Politics of Aruba, from Wikipedia; Categorie : Politiek in Aruba, from Wikipedia Dutch edition; Political Resources on the Web : Aruba; Governments on the WWW : Aruba
Economy & Finances Aruba, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Article Economy of Aruba, from Wikipedia
Category : Economy of Aruba, from Wikipedia
Social History
Ethnography Languages of Netherlands Antilles (3), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
Aruba, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses - Aruba, from Kirken i Norge
Category : Religion in Aruba, from Wikipedia
Local History Article Oranjestad (Aruba), from Wikipedia
Institutions Aruba, from Airline History
Structurae : Aruba, Search Lighthouse Explorer for Aruba
Culture Aruba at the Olympics, from Wikipedia
Biographies Lists of Eastern Caribbean People, scroll down for Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
Others Disaster History by Country : Aruba, from Relief Web; History with Tropical Systems : ABC Islands, from Hurricane City
Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel)
Official Yearbook : Almanak voor de Nederlandsche West-Indische bezittingen, en de kust van Guinea 1859, 1858, 1860, 1859, GB
Lists of Consuls Political Graveyard : Aruba, has incomplete list of U.S. consuls
Lists of Bishops
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Exchange Rates Historical Exchange Rates, from Oanda, since 1990
Election Results from IFES Election Guide, since 2002
Documents Historical Newspapers Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Aruba, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers (links)
Newsreels Archief Beeld en Geluid : Polygoon (in Dutch)
Search School TV for Curacao; clips in Dutch
Radio Caribiana, from Radio Nederland
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Airline Timetable Images : Air Aruba
Beeldbank Nationaal Archief : Aruba
Search Nationale Beeldbank for Aruba
Archival Deposits The Atlantic World and the Dutch : Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, guide to archival deposits
Search ARCHIEVEN.NL combined search engine for many archives; Archief.NL, Dutch language site providing links to individual archives
Het Netionaal Archief : Inventaris van de archieven van Curaçao, Bonaire en Aruba, 1707-1828 (1859), Inventaris van de archieven van Curacao, Bonaire en Aruba, (1771) 1828-1845 (1914)
Nationbaal Archief van Curaçao
Constitutions, Laws
Consular Reports
Chamber of Commerce Reports
Document Collections Search : Wikisource, English edition, Dutch edition
Historical Maps Search Koninklijk Instituutvoor de Tropen, Nederlandse Koloniaale Kaarten
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Aruba, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Geographical Aruba, pp.346-351 in vol.1 of A.J. van der Aa, Aardrijkskundig Woordenboek der Nederlanden, 1839, GB
Historical Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, pp.137-138 in vol.22 of F.M. de Marsy et al., Histoire moderne des Chinois, des Japonnois, des Indiens, des Persans, des Turcs, des Russiens et des Americains, 1771, in French, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Staten Generaal Digitaal, 1814-1995, in Dutch
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Residence Memoirs
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Aruba, from World Currency Museum; from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Netherlands Antilles, from

Bibliography General RHS Bibliography
Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies), keyword Mauritius (site in German, most titles listed in English; hundreds of entries; publications mostly since 1970)
Nederlandse Bibliografie Online (publications since 1974); Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse Geschiedenis
on the Caribbean National Archives (UK) : Caribbean Histories Revealed : Bibliography
Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography
Bibliography of Caribbean Archaeology, from Florida Museum of Natural History
Directory of Open Access Journals, search for Aruba
Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse Geschiedenis, search for Aruba
Ph.H. Hiss, A selective guide to the English literature on the Netherlands West Indies, with a supplement on British Guiana, (1943), posted on Internet Archive
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Digitization
Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL)
on the Caribbean Digital Library of the Caribbean
Online Journals General Directory of Open Access Journals
On the Caribbean
On the Netherlands' Antilles Nieuwe West Indische Gids 1919-2010
General Accounts Jan Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean (1992) London : Penguin 1994 [G]
Mordechai Arbell, The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean, Jerusalem : Gefen 2002
H.P.H. Jansen, Kalendarium Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen, (Timeline of the History of the Low Countries), Utrecht 1979 (in Dutch) [G]
Specific Topics Jan Lucassen, Emigration to the Dutch Colonies and the USA, pp.21-27 in : Robin Cohen, The Cambridge Survey of World Migration, Cambridge : UP 1995, KMLA Lib.Sign. 304.809 C678c
Historical Dictionaries Albert Gastmann, Historical Dictionary of the French and Netherlands Antilles, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1978 [G]
Yearbook Entries Article : Dependent States : Aruba, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1988 pp.518-519, 545, 1990 pp.534-535, 561 [G]
Article : Netherlands : Aruba, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1987-1988 pp.896-898, 1988-1989 pp.898-899, 1989-1990 pp.910-912, 1990-1991 pp.911-913, 1991-1992 pp.913-915, 1992-1993 pp.1001-1002, 1993-1994 pp.1000-1002, 1994-1995 pp.1001-1003, 1995-1996 pp.997-998, 1996-1997 pp.949-950, 1997-1998 pp.956-958, 1998-1999 pp.1031-1033, 2000 pp.1171-1173, 2001 pp.1143-1145, 2002 pp.1191-1193, pp.1191-1193, 2004 pp.1196-1198, 2005 pp.1202-1205 [G]
Entry : Aruba, pp.216-219 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]

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