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Martinique Netherlands' Antilles
First posted on January 27th 2009, last revised on November 11th 2010







Claimed by France in 1648; held by the Knights of St. John (Malta) 1651-1659, then returned to France, sold to Sweden in 1784, reacquired by France in 1878.
In 1963, the French half of St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy were annexed into the Departement of Guadeloupe. In 2007, both were separated from the Departement and Region of Guadeloupe, and established as separate Overseas Collectivities.

St. Barthelemy 1784-1978






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WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles Modern from CIA World Factbook; Article : Saint Barthelemy, from Wikipedia; Saint-Barthelemy (Antilles Françaises) from Wikipedia French edition; Saint-Barthelemy, from Wikipedia Swedish edition
Saint Barthelemy, 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 St. Barthelemy St. Bartholomew, St. Eustatius and Saba, pp.303-308 in Th.E. Lynch, The wonders of the West Indies, 1856, GB
Links General Category : Saint Barthelemy, from Wikipedia; Categorie : Saint-Barthelemy, from Wikipedia French edition; Kategori : Saint-Barthelemy, from Wikipedia Swedish edition
on History Category : History of Saint Barthelemy, from Wikipedia
Portals Memoire St. Barth, in French
Historik, from St. Barthelemysällskapet
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Societe d'histoire de la Guadeloupe
Caribbean Contacts, from Caribbean Database of Documentary Heritage
St. Barthelemysällskapet
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines Chronologie de l'histoire de Saint Barthelemy
Accounts of History Modern from Wikipedia; from Wikipedia French edition; from Wikipedia Swedish edition; from History of Finland : a Selection of Events and Documents by Pauli Kruhse; from St. Barths Online
Chapter 6.3 St. Barthelemy and the Swedish West India Company, in : Leos Müller, Consuls, Corsairs and Commerce, The Swedish Consular Service and Long-Distance Shipping 1720-1815, Diss. Uppsala 2004
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 St. Barthelemy
Specific Periods
Politics Article : St. Barthelemy : Politics and Government, from Wikipedia; Article : Saint-Barthelemy (Antilles Françaises) : Administration, from Wikipedia French edition; Article : Saint-Barthelemy : Politik, from Wikipedia Swedish edition
Military Expedition against St. Bartholomew, p.51 in Historical record of the Eleventh, or the North Devon Regiment of Foot , 1845, GB
Economy & Finances Article : St. Barthelemy : Economy, from Wikipedia; Article : Saint-Barthelemy (Antilles Françaises) : Economie et Societe, from Wikipedia French edition; Article : Saint-Barthelemy : Ekonomi, from Wikipedia Swedish edition
Saint Barts Spirit Company, from Ministry of Rum
Articles : Swedish Slave Trade, Swedish West India Company from Wikipedia
Article : Svenska Västindiska Kompaniet, from Wikipedia Swedish edition
Social History Swedish Colonies, p.395 in A. Cochin, M.L. Booth, The results of emancipation, 1868, GB
Article : Swedish Slave Trade, from Wikipedia
Ethnography Saint Barthelemy, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Religion
Local History
Institutions St. Barths, from Airline History
Culture
Biographies
Others Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel)
Population Figures
Election Results
Documents Historical Newspapers Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Modern Newspapers Le Journal de St. Barth
St. Barths Weekly
Newsreels Search INA for Haiti
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Airline Timetable Images : Air Saint Barthelemy
Image Bank, from St. Barthelemysällskapet
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK) for St. Barthelemy
Archives Nationales d'Outre Mer
Riksarkivet, Stockholm
Constitutions, Laws La legislation (traite negriere & autres) : Saint Barthelemy 1784-1878, from Memoire St. Barth, in French
St. Barthelemy : Code Noir Suedois 1787, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Treaties TRAITE portant retrocession de l'ile Saint-Barthelemy par la Suede a la France, 1877, L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Document Collections Search : Wikisource, French edition, English edition, Swedish edition, for St. Barthelemy
Departements et Territoires d'Outremer, from France GenWeb
Historical Maps
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Sankt Barthelemy, pp.17-18 in vol.2 of Nordisk Familjebok, 1st edition, 1878, in Swedish, Project Runeberg
Article Saint Barthelemy, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious St. Bartholomew, p.302 in W. Chapin, The missionary gazetteer, 1825, GB
Amerika : Schwedische Besitzungen : St. Thomas, Barthelemi, p.749 in vol.2 of C.Fr. Staeudlin, Kirchliche Geographie u. Statistik, 1804, in German, GB
Economic St. Bartholomew, p.367 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, 1811, GB
Commercial Regulations : West Indies : Swedish Possessions, pp.641-642 in J. Blunt, The Shipmaster's Assistant, and Commercial Digest, 1837, GB
Foreign Commerce of the United States with the Swedish West Indies, p.125 in I.S. Homans, An historical and statistical account of the foreign commerce of the United States, 1857, GB
Geographical St. Bartholomew, pp.89-90 in The Present State of the West Indies, 1778, GB
De l'Ile Saint-Barthelemi, pp.130-131 in vol.5 of E. Mantelle, Choix de lectures geographiques et historiques 1783, in French, GB
Swedish West Indies, p.641 in vol.1 of A system of geography, 1807, GB
Swedish West Indies, p.51 in J.A. Cummings, An introduction to ancient and modern geography, 1821, GB
St. Bartholomew, p.424 in vol.3 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal geography, 1825, GB
St. Barttholomew, p.45 in G. Long, America and the West Indies: geographically described, 1845, GB
The Swedish Island, p.54 in R.S. Fisher, A statistical account of the West India islands, 1855, GB
Swedish West Indies, pp.331-332 in Th.H. Prescott, The Volume of the World, 1855, GB
Historical Of the French Islands in the Atlantic Ocean : St. Bartholomew, p.608 in vol.3 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1746, GB
Saint Barthelemi, pp.50-51 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
St. Bartholomew, Deseada and Marie Galante, p.320 in vol.4 of W. Winterbotham, An historical, geographical, commercial and philosophical view of the American United States and the European Settlements in America and the West Indies, 1795, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Residence Memoirs L. Hearn, Two Years In The French West Indies (1890), posted on Internet Archive
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Wall House Museum, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW

BIBLIOGRAPHY
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)
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 Saint Barthelemy, Caribbean
Bibliographie, from Memoire St. Barth
Bibliographie complementaire sur l'ile de Saint-Barthelemy, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Böcker (Books), from from St. Barthelemysällskapet
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
Project Runeberg (Scandinavian)
on the Caribbean Digital Library of the Caribbean
Online Journals General Directory of Open Access Journals
On the Caribbean St. Barthelemysällskapet, St. Barthelemy Journalen
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