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Guadeloupe Martinique
First posted on June 20th 2002, last revised on November 15th 2010







First settled by Arawaks, who were ousted in the 14th century by Caribs. Discovered and named by Columbus in 1493. After a first French attempt to colonize the island failed, France and Britain agreed that Dominica and St. Vincent should remain a reserve for the Caribs. In the course of the 18th century the French were successful in establishing a settlement on the island. Ceded to Britain in 1763. 1871-1940 part of the Leeward Island Federation; 1940-1956 part of the Windward Island Federation. 1958-1962 part of the West Indies Federation. 1967 autonomous. 1978 independent.

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WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles Modern from CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; World Desk Reference; Index Mundi, Nations Encyclopedia
Article : Dominica, from Wikipedia
Dominique, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Historical, on the Windies A. Trollope, The West Indies and the Spanish Main, 1860, GB
Historical, on Dominica Dominica, pp.218-224 in Th.E.Lynch, The Wonders of the West Indies, 1856, GB
Links, General from LANIC; from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL
Category : Dominica, from Wikipedia
Links General Category : History of Dominica, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Saint Lucia, from Wikipedia
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Caribbean Contacts, from Caribbean Database of Documentary Heritage
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group
SHAPE, Society for Heritage Architecture Preservation & Enhancement, Dominica
Historical Dictionary A to Z of Dominica Heritage, by Lennox Honychurch
Timelines from BBC News
Accounts of History Modern from Wikipedia; by Lennox Honychurch
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, on Dominica Dominica, pp.336-347 in vol.2 : Possessions in the West Indies, of R.M. Martin, History of the British Colonies, 2nd ed. 1838, GB
Specific Periods W.H. Siebert, The Legacy of the American Revolution to the British West Indies and Bahamas (1913), posted on Internet Archive
Politics Links Category : Politics of Dominica, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Web : Dominica; Governments on the WWW : Dominica
Foreign Policy Wikipedia : Caribbean Community (member since 1974), Wikipedia : Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (founding member 1981); Wikipedia : Organization of American States (member since 1979); United Nations (since 1978)
Association of Caribbean States (since 1994)
Article : Foreign Relations of Dominica
Military Article Military of Dominica, from Wikipedia
Regiments of the British West Indies and Bermuda, by Frank Goodwill
Economy & Finances Entry Dominica, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Article Economy of Dominica, from Wikipedia
Catregory : Economy of Dominica, from Wikipedia
Dominica, from Ministry of Rum
Social History Crime and Society. A Comparative Criminology Tour of the World : Dominica
J. Stephen, The slavery of the British West India colonies delineated, vol.1, 1824, vol.2, 1830, GB
Ethnography Languages of Bahamas (4), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Dominica
Dominique, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses - Dominica, from Kirken i Norge
Category : Religion in Dominica, from Wikipedia
Dominica, from Roman Catholic Hierarchy
Local History N. Lipsanen, Naturalistic and existential realms of place in Roseau, Dominica , thesis Helsinki 2001
Institutions Structurae : Dominica
Culture Dominica at the Olympics, from Wikipedia
Biographies Lists of Eastern Caribbean People, scroll down for Dominica
Others Disaster History by Country : Dominica, from Relief Web; History with Tropical Systems : Dominica, from Hurricane City
Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel), from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated)
Lists of Ambassadors Article : United States Ambassador to Dominica, from Wikipedia; Heads of Post : Dominica, from MOFA, Canada
List of High Commissioners from the United Kingdom to Dominica, from Wikipedia
Lists of Consuls Political Graveyard : Dominica, 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 Psephos, since 2002; from IFES Election Guide, since 2002
IPU Election Archive : Dominica, House of Assembly, 1980. 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
Documents Historical Newspapers Hemerotheques Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Selected Articles History of Dominica, from World History Archives
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Dominica, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers (links)
Newsreels British Pathe
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Systematic Collections
Specialist
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Dominica
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
Search Janus
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Dominica, from ILO, 23 docs. since 1982
Dominica, pp.123-142 in Charles Clark, A summary of colonial law, the practice of the Court of Appeals from the Plantations and of the Laws and their Administration of All the Colonies, 1834, GB
Dominica, pp.245-288 in vol.1 of J.H. Howard The laws of the British colonies, in the West Indies and other parts of America concerning Real and Personal Property and the Manumission of Slaves with a View of the Constitution of each Colony, 1827, GB
Treaties United Nations Treaty Database; OAS Treaties and Agreements
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Treaties; Canada Treaty Information
European Commission Treaties Office
UK Treaties Online; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NL) Treaty Database; Switzerland Database of International Treaties; Irish Treaty Series
Australian Treaty Database
Israel MOFA Bilateral Agreements
Consular Reports
Chamber of Commerce Reports
Document Collections
Historical Maps
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Dominica, from EB 1911
Article Dominica, Roseau, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious Articles Roseau, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907 edition
Dominica, pp.123-124 in W. Chapin, The Missionary Gazetteer, 1825, GB
Economic Tortola, the Saints, Barbuda, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica etc., p.362 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, 1811, GB
Dominica p.555 in vol.1 of I.S. Homans, A cyclopedia of commerce and commercial navigation, 1859, GB
Geographical British West Indies : Dominica, p.832 in J. Morse, The American universal geography, 1805, GB
Dominica, pp.677-678 in vol.4 of J. Adolphus, The political state of the British Empire, 1818, GB
Dominica p.426 in vol.3 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1827, GB
Dominica, pp.33-35 in G. Long, America and the West Indies: geographically described, 1845, GB
Historical Of the Islands of St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Tobago, Barbuda and Anguilla, pp.590-591 in vol.3 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1746, GB
Grenada, Tobago, St. Vincent, Dominica, pp.511-522 in J.H. Wynne, A general history of the British empire in America, 1770, GB
La Dominique, pp.103-106 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
Dominica, pp.267-272 in vol.4 of W. Winterbotham, An historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of the American United States and of the European Settlements in America and the West Indies, 1795, GB
St. Vincent and Dominica, pp.346-350 in W.F. Mavor, The history of the discovery and settlement: to the present time, of North and South America and the West Indies, 1804, GB
Dominica, p.445 in vol.2 of S. Maulder, The history of the world, 1856, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues D. MacKinnen, A tour through the British West Indies, in the years 1802 and 1803, 1804; pp.38-54 on Dominica
J. Sturge, Th. Harvey, The West Indies in 1837: Being the Journal of a Visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica .. (1837), posted on Internet Archive
Dominica, pp.172-177 in Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., Guide to the Madeiras, Azores, British and foreign West Indies ..., 1844, GB
Residence Memoirs F.W.N. Bayley, Four years' residence in the West Indies, 1830, GB
H.N. Coleridge, Six Months' Residence in the West Indies in 1825, 3rd ed. 1832, GB
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Dominica Public Library Services
Museum Directory : Dominica, from Caribbean Museums
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
National Anthem, posted by nationalanthems.info
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Dominica, from World Currency Museum; from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Collections of Coins : from World Coin Gallery
Stamps Rare Dominica Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Dominica Stamps 1874-1914, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Dominica survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database
general bibliographies
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies Every Culture, Carib of Dominica : Bibliography
serial publications
general bibliographies
Dominica entries
Annotated Bibliography for the English Speaking Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) (In order of importance.), from Florida Coastal School of Law
National Archives (UK) : Caribbean Histories Revealed : Bibliography
Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography
Bibliography of Caribbean Archaeology, from Florida Museum of Natural History
Search genealogical.com for Barbados
booksellers
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
Biblioteca Digital Hispanica; Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
on the Caribbean Digital Library of the Caribbean
Online Journals General Directory of Open Access Journals
On the Caribbean
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
Bryan Edwards, The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British West Indies, Vol.1-5 (London 1819) NY : AMS Press 1966; Dominica Vol.1 pp.431-446
Lennox Honychurch, The Dominica Story. A History of the Island, London " MacMillan (1975) 1995 [G]
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries
Yearbooks Article West Indies, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1945, pp. 760-761 (on events in 1945) [G]
Article West Indies, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1946, p. 823-824 (on events in 1945) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1947 pp.835-836 (on events of 1946) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1948 p.801 (on events of 1947) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1949 p.684 (on events of 1948) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1950, p. 736 (on events in 1949) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1951, pp. 738-739 (on events in 1950) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1952, pp. 738-739 (on events in 1951) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1953, pp. 747-748 (on events in 1952) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1954, p. 747 (on events in 1953) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1955, pp. 809-810 (on events in 1954) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1956, p. 746 (on events in 1955) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1957, p. 809 (on events in 1956) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1958, p. 749 (on events in 1957) [G]
Article West Indies, The, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1959, pp. 744-746 (on events in 1958) [G]
Article West Indies, The, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1960, pp. 744-746 (on events in 1959) [G]
Article West Indies, The, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1961, pp. 745-747 (on events in 1960) [G]
Article West Indies, The, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1962, pp. 734-736 (on events in 1961) [G]
Article Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1963, p. 852 (on events in 1962) [G]
Article Colonies and Dependent Territories, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1964, pp. 265-268 (on events in 1963) [G]
Article Colonies and Other Dependencies : Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1965, p. 253 (on events in 1964) [G]
Article Colonies and Other Dependencies : Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1966, p. 204 (on events in 1965) [G]
Article Colonies and Other Dependencies : Windward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1966, pp. 219-222 (on events in 1965) [G]
Article Colonies and Other Dependencies : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1968, p. 216 (on events in 1967) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1969 pp.273, 276-277 (on events in 1968) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1970 p.277 (on events in 1969) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1971 pp.266-268 (on events in 1970) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1972 pp.238-239, 244 (on events in 1971) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1973 pp.229-230, 235 (on events in 1972) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1974 pp.246-247, 251 (on events in 1973) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1975 pp.230-231 (on events in 1974) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1976 pp.247-248, 252 (on events in 1975) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1977 pp.246-248, 252 (on events in 1976) [G]
Article Dependent States : Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1978 p.305 (on events in 1977) [G]
Article : Dominica, in : The World in Figures 1st ed. 1976 p.124 [G]
Article : Dominica, in : The World in Figures 2nd ed. 1978 p.124 [G]
Article : West Indies : Leeward Islands : Dominica, in : Statesman's Year Book 1910 p.269, 1919 p.333, 1924 p.333, 1925 p.337, 1926 pp.336-337, 1928 p.335, 1929 p.340, 1932 p.342, 1937 pp.366-367 [G]
Article : West Indies : Windward Islands : Dominica, in : Statesman's Year Book 1943 p.290 [G]
Article : Leeward and Windward Islands : Dominica, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.173-174, 1975-1976 p.517 [G]
Article : Dominica, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1978-1979 pp.1593-1594 [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1927 p.496-497 (on events of 1926) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1928 p.451-452 (on events of 1927) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1930 pp.440-441 (on events of 1929) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1931 pp.441-442 (on events of 1930) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1932 pp.408-409 (on events of 1931) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1933 p.432 (on events of 1932) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1934 p.334 (on events of 1933) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1935 p.401 (on events of 1934) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1936 pp.403-404 (on events of 1935) [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1937 p.408 (on events of 1936) [G]
Article : Windward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1945 p.757 (on events of 1944) [G]
Article : Windward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1946 pp.790-791 (on events of 1945) [G]
Article : Windward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1947 pp.768-769 (on events of 1946) [G]
Article : Windward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1957 pp.841-842 (on events of 1956) [G]
Article : West Indies Federation - Windward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1962 pp.827-830 (on events of 1961) [G]
Article : West Indies Federation - Windward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1963 pp.736-738 (on events of 1962) [G]
Article : Windward Islands - Dominica, in : Americana Annual 1964 p.723 (on events of 1963) [G]
Article : West Indies - Windward Islands, in : Americana Annual 1965 pp.744-745 (on events of 1964) [G]
Article Dominica, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1979 pp.311-312, 1980 pp.307-308, 1981 pp.307-308, 1982 pp.303-304, 1983 p.302, 1984 pp.297-298, 1985 pp.591, 668, 1986 pp.597-598, 664, 1988 pp.501-502, 586, 1989 pp.519, 586, 1990 pp.516-517, 601, 1993 pp.482-483, 597, 1994 pp.482, 597, 1995 pp.400, 597 [G]
Article : Dominica, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1980-1981 pp.404-405, 1983-1984 pp.417-418, 1984-1985 pp.416-417, 1985-1986 pp.418-419, 1987-1988 pp.429-430, 1988-1989 pp.431-432, 1989-1990 pp.434-435, 1990-1991 pp.433-434, 1991-1992 pp.433-434, 1992-1993 pp.500-501, 1993-1994 pp.507-508, 1994-1995 pp.494-495, 1995-1996 pp.489-491, 1996-1997 pp.429-431, 1997-1998 pp.438-440, 1998-1999 pp.481-483, 2000 pp.554-557, 2001 pp.538-541, 2002 pp.560-563, 2003 pp.560-563, 2004 pp.560-563, 2005 pp.560-563 [G]
Article : Dominica, in : The World in Figures 4th ed. 1984 pp.124-125 [G]
Entry : Travel Warning - Dominica, pp.470-471, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2000, Supplement [G]
Entry : Commonwealth of Dominica, Cabinet p.34, Background Notes : Dominica, pp.494-497, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Entry : Dominica, pp.418-421 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]
Entry : Dominica, in : The Commonwealth Yearbook 1989 pp.186-190 [G]