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First posted on June 20th 2002, last revised on November 10th 2010

First settled in c.300 B.C. by Arawaks, who later were replaced by Caribs. France took possession of Guadeloupe in 1635 and introduced a sugar plantation economy based on slave labor. During wars with England / the United Kingdom occasionally under British occupation, Guadeloupe is still integral part of the Republic of France. as are Guadeloupe's historic dependencies, Saint Martin (northern half, French since 1627) and Saint Barthelemy (leased to Sweden 1784-1878).
In 1963 Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy were annexed into the Departement of Guadeloupe; in 2007 they were split off and established as separate Overseas Collectivities of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy respectively.

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Country Profiles Modern from CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; Index Mundi, Article : Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia; Guadeloupe from Wikipedia French edition; Guadeloupe from Speedy Look
Guadeloupe, 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 Guadeloupe E.E. Boyer-Peyreleau, Les Antilles françaises, particulierement le Guadeloupe (1823) in French, posted on Internet Archive
Links General from LANIC; from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; Category : Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia; Categorie : Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia French edition
on History Category : History of Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia; Categorie : Histoire de la Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia French edition
Departements et Territoires d'Outremer, from France GenWeb
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Societe d'histoire de la Guadeloupe
Caribbean Contacts, from Caribbean Database of Documentary Heritage
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines Guadeloupe, from Timelines DB
Chronologie de la Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia French edition
Accounts of History Modern from Guadeloupe Guide
from Wikipedia; from Wikipedia French edition; from Speedy Look
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 Guadeloupe M.A. Lacour, Histoire de la Guadeloupe vol.1, 1855, vol.2, 1857, vol.3, 1858, vol.4, 1860, in French, GB
Specific Periods M.B. Garret, The French colonial question, 1789-1791; dealings of the Constituent assembly with problems arising from the revolution in the West Indies (1916), posted on Internet Archive
Politics Category : Politics of Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia; Categorie : Politique Guadeloupeenne, from Wikipedia French edition; Political Resources on the Web : Guadeloupe
Military Regiments of the British West Indies and Bermuda, by Frank Goodwill
Hippolyte de Frasans, Jean Thomas Langlois, Memoire pour le chef de brigade Magloire Pelage: et pour les habitans de la Guadeloupe, 1803, in French, GB
A defence of the conduct of Barbadoes, during the late expedition to Martinique and Guadeloupe, 1760, GB
Economy & Finances Entry Guadeloupe, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Article Economy of Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia; Economie de la Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia French edition
Category : Economy of Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia; Categorie : Economie Guadeloupeenne, from Wikipedia French edition
Guadeloupe, from Ministry of Rum
Social History
Ethnography Languages of Guadeloupe (4), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Guadeloupe, pp.816 in G.G. Chisholm, The world as it is; a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth 1884, IA
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses - Guadeloupe, from Kirken i Norge
Virtual Jewish History Tour : Guadeloupe, from Jewish Virtual Library
Category : Religion in Guadeloupe, from Wikipedia
Guadeloupe, from Roman Catholic Hierarchy
Local History Arrondissements of Guadeloupe, from www.statoids.com
History of St. Barthelemy, from Caribbean Direct, from History of Finland by Pauli Kruhse; from Wikipedia : St. Barthelemy
Article History of Saint Martin, from Wikipedia; Past and Present, from St. Martin Guide
Institutions St. Barths, Guadeloupe, from Airline History
Structurae : Guadeloupe; Search Lighthouse Explorer for Guadeloupe
Culture Historique de Miss Guadeloupe
Biographies Lists of Eastern Caribbean People, scroll down for Guadeloupe
Others Disaster History by Country : Guadeloupe, from Relief Web; History with Tropical Systems : Guadeloupe, from Hurricane City
Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF
G.H. Cuzent, Epidemie de la Guadeloupe, 1863-1866 (1867) in French, posted on Internet Archive

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel)
Lists of Consuls The Political Graveyard : Guadeloupe, has incomplete list of U.S. Consuls
Lists of Bishops Article : Roman Catholic Diocese of Basse-Terre, from Wikipedia
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results from IFES Election Guide, since 2002
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes Journal officiel de la Guadeloupe 1882-1936, incomplete series, Gallica
Hemerotheques Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Newspapers Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Guadeloupe, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers (links)
Newsreels Search INA for Haiti
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
Archives nationales d'outre-mer, Base Ulysse, image base
Systematic Collections
Cartes Guadeloupe, from Antanlontan Antilles
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Guadeloupe
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Airline Timetable Images : Air Caraibes (French West Indies), Air Guadeloupe
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK) for Guadeloupe
Archives Nationales d'Outre Mer
Constitutions, Laws
Consular Reports
Chamber of Commerce Reports
Document Collections Search : Wikisource, French edition, English edition, for Guadeloupe
Departements et Territoires d'Outremer, from France GenWeb
Historical Maps Guadeloupe Maps, from Mappery
Category : Maps of Guadeloupe, from Wikimedia
Atlas of Guadeloupe, from Wikimedia Commons Atlas of the World
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Guadeloupe, from EB 1911
Article Guadeloupe, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious Articles Guadeloupe, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907 edition
Economic Martinico, St. Lucia, Guadaloupe, Marigalante, St. Martin etc., pp.363-364 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, 1811, GB
French Possessions : Guadaloupe, Martinico, St. Martins, pp.636-638 in J. Blunt, The shipmaster's assistant, and commercial digest , 1837, GB
Geographical Guadeloupe, pp.82-85 in The Present State of the West Indies, 1778, GB
French West Indies : Guadaloupe, p.842 in J. Morse, The American universal geography, 1805, GB
Guadeloupe pp.425-426 in vol.3 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1827, GB
Guadeloupe and Dependencies, pp.35-38 in G. Long, America and the West Indies: geographically described, 1845, GB
Historical Of the French Islands in the Atlantic Ocean : Guadaloupe, p.608 in vol.3 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1746, GB
La Guadeloupe, pp.94-100 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
French West Indies : Guadaloupe, pp.314-318 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
Guadeloupe, pp.442-443 in vol.2 of S. Maulder, The history of the world, 1856, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues Guadeloupe, pp.178-180 in Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., Guide to the Madeiras, Azores, British and foreign West Indies ..., 1844, GB
Residence Memoirs L. Hearn, Two Years In The French West Indies (1890), posted on Internet Archive
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Departement de la Guadeloupe, Archives Departementales
Museum Directory : Guadeloupe, from Caribbean Museums
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from Wikipedia
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Guadeloupe, from World Currency Museum; from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Collections of Coins : from World Coin Gallery
Stamps French Colonies, from Sandafayre Stamp Library

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Barbados survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database
general bibliographies Bibliography : Barbados, from NNDB
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies pedagogoe.ac.guadeloupe, Bibliographie langue et culture regionale
serial publications
general bibliographies
Martinique entries
Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography
Bibliography of Caribbean Archaeology, from Florida Museum of Natural History
Bibliographie Habitat et Habitations, Caraibes et Ameriques, from Potomitan, French language titles
pp.149-162 in A. Gastmann, Historical Dictionary of the French and Netherlands Antilles, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1978 [G]
on Guadeloupe from Academie Guadeloupe, on Creole culture
Livres Guadeloupe, from 1voyage
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
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Albert Gastmann, Historical Dictionary of the French and Netherlands Antilles, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1978 [G]
Yearbooks Britannica Book of the Year Article : (French) Antilles, 1913 p.1007 [G]
Article : French Colonial Empire, 1945 pp.301-302, 1946 pp.329-330 [G]
Article : Guadeloupe, 1951 p.336, 1953 pp.325-326, 1954 p.324, 1955 p.371, 1956 p.311, 1957 p.372, 1958 p.309, 1959 p.308, 1960 p.306, 1961 p.313, 1962 p.306, 1963 p.422 [G]
Article : Colonies and Dependent Territories, 1964 pp.265-268 (on events in 1963) [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies : Guadeloupe, 1965 p.253, 1966 p.204, 1967 pp.219-222, 1968 p.218 (on events in 1967) [G]
Article : Dependent States : Guadeloupe, 1969 pp.273, 276, 279, 1970 p.279, 1971 pp.266-267, 269, 1972 pp.238-239, 241, 1973 pp.229-230, 232, 1974 pp.246-247, 249, 1975 pp.230-231, 1976 pp.247-248, 250, 1977 pp.246-248, 250, 1978 p.303, 1979 p.304, 1980 pp.300-302, 305, 1981 pp.301-302, 305-306, 1982 pp.296, 299-301, 1983 pp.296, 299-300, 1984 p.292, 1985 pp.603-604, 690, 1986 pp.597-598, 687, 1988 pp.518-519, 608, 1989 pp.519, 609, 1990 pp.534-535, 624 [G]
Statesman's Yearbook Article : France : Guadeloupe & Dependencies, 1895 p.527, 1898 p.525, 1901 pp.606-607, 1905 p.672, 1910 pp.614-615, 1919 pp.980-981, 1924 pp.927-928, 1925 pp.939-940, 1926 p.912, 1928 pp.928-929, 1929 p.916, 1932 pp.918-919, 1937 pp.959-960, 1943 p.944-945 [G]
Article : France : Guadeloupe, 1970-1971 pp.921-922, 1975-1976 pp.936-937, 1978-1979 pp.476-477, 1980-1981 pp.476-478, 1983-1984 pp.487-489, 1984-1985 pp.485-487, 1985-1986 pp.486-488, 1987-1988 pp.495-497, 1988-1989 pp.497-499, 1989-1990 pp.500-502, 1990-1991 pp.498-500, 1991-1992 pp.499-501, 1992-1993 pp.570-572, 1993-1994 pp.576-578, 1994-1995 pp.568-570, 1995-1996 pp.566-568, 1996-1997 pp.505-507, 1997-1998 pp.513-515, 1998-1999 pp.559-561, 2000 pp.644-646, 2001 pp.623-625, 2002 pp.648-651, 2003 pp.651-653, 2004 pp.652-655, 2005 pp.654-656 [G]
Other Article : Guadeloupe, in : The World in Figures 1st ed. 1976 p.129, 2nd ed. 1978 p.129, 4th ed. 1984 pp.129-130 [G]
Article : Guadeloupe, in : Americana Annual 1927 p.398, 1928 pp.349-350, 1930 p.364, 1931 p.363, 1932 p.330, 1933 p.362, 1934 p.285, 1935 p.332, 1936 pp.334-335, 1937 p.330, 1943 p.335, 1944 p.314, 1945 p.334, 1946 p.337, 1947 pp.309-310, 1957 pp.339-340, 1961 p.319, 1962 p.323, 1963 pp.295-296, 1964 p.294 [G]

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