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Martinique Netherlands' Antilles
First posted on January 26th 2009, last revised on November 12th 2010

First French attempt to settle in 1624; in 1648 the French and Dutch partitioned the island (Saint Martin respectively Sint Maarten).
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.

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Country Profiles Modern from CIA World Factbook; Article : Saint Martin (France), from Wikipedia; Saint-Martin (Antilles Françaises) from Wikipedia French edition
Saint Martin (Fr.), Saint Martin (P.B.), 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. Martin E.E. Boyer-Peyreleau, Les Antilles françaises, particulierement le Guadeloupe (1823) in French, posted on Internet Archive
Antigua, Anguilla and St. Martins, pp.294-299 in Th.E.Lynch, The Wonders of the West Indies, 1856, GB
Links General Category : Saint Martin (France), from Wikipedia; Categorie : Saint-Martin, from Wikipedia French edition
Portal Saint-Martin, in French
on History Category : History of Saint-Martin, from Wikipedia; Categorie : Histoire de l'ile Saint-Martin, from Wikipedia French edition
The Atlantic World and the Dutch : Netherlands Antilles, St. Maarten
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Societe d'histoire de la Guadeloupe
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
Accounts of History Modern from Wikipedia; from Wikipedia French edition; from Portal Saint-Martin in French; from St. Martin Guide
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
Article : Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, from Wikipedia
Politics Category : Politics of Saint Martin, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances Saint Martin Economy, from St. Martin Guide
Saint-Martin, from Ministry of Rum
History, from Windward Islands Bank (Sint Maarten)
History, of Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association
Social History
Ethnography Saint Martin Languages, from St. Martin Guide
Saint Martin (Fr.), Saint Martin (P.B.), from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Local History
Institutions Article Princess Juliana International Airport : History (on Dutch half of the island), from Wikipedia
Article : Geschiedenis van de Media op de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Others History with Tropical Systems : Saint Martin, from Hurricane City
Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon for Saint Martin (Fr.), for Sint Maarten (NL); from Rulers (B. Schemmel) for Saint Martin
Lijst van Gouverneurs van Sint Eustatius, Saba en Sint Maarten, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Official Yearbook : Almanak voor de Nederlandsche West-Indische bezittingen, en de kust van Guinea 1859, 1858, 1860, 1859, GB
Population Figures
Election Results
Documents Historical Newspapers Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Modern Newspapers St. Maarten Island Times
Newsreels Search INA for Saint Martin
Archief Beeld en Geluid : Polygoon (in Dutch)
Search School TV for Sint Maarten; clips in Dutch
Radio Caribiana, from Radio Nederland
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Beeldbank Nationaal Archief : Sint Maarten
Search Nationale Beeldbank for Sint Maarten
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
Archives Nationales d'Outre Mer
The Atlantic World and the Dutch : Netherlands Antilles, St. Maarten; guide to archive deposits for the period/area under Dutch rule
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 St. Eustatius, St. Maarten en Saba, 1709-1828 (1869), Inventaris van de archieven van St. Eustatius, St. Maarten en Saba, 1828-1845 (1860)
Nationbaal Archief van Curaçao
Constitutions, Laws
Document Collections Search : Wikisource, French edition, English edition, for Guadeloupe
Historical Maps Sint Maarten Maps, from Caribbean Online
Search Koninklijk Instituutvoor de Tropen, Nederlandse Koloniaale Kaarten
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles St. Martin, from EB 1911
Article Saint Martin, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious St. Martin, p.307 in W. Chapin, The Missionary Gazetteer, 1825, GB
Economic Martinico, St. Lucia, Guadaloupe, Marigalante, St. Martin etc., pp.363-364 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, 1811, GB
Dutch Colonies : St. Eustatius, St. Martin, Curaçoa, p.365 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, 1811, GB
Dutch Possessions : St. Martins, St. Eustatius and Saba, pp.638-639 in J. Blunt, The shipmaster's assistant, and commercial digest , 1837, GB
French Possessions : Guadaloupe, Martinico, St. Martins, pp.636-638 in J. Blunt, The shipmaster's assistant, and commercial digest , 1837, GB
Geographical St. Martins p.424 in vol.3 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1827, GB
St. Martin, p.45 in G. Long, America and the West Indies: geographically described, 1845, GB
Historical Of the French Islands in the Atlantic Ocean : St. Martin, p.609 in vol.3 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1746, GB
Saint Martin, pp.44-50 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 L. Hearn, Two Years In The French West Indies (1890), posted on Internet Archive
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Museum Directory : Saint Martin, from Caribbean Museums
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag of French St. Martin, from FOTW
Flag of Dutch Sint Maarten, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes

Bibliography General RHS Bibliography
Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies), (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
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
Biblioteca Digital Hispanica; Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
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
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Albert Gastmann, Historical Dictionary of the French and Netherlands Antilles, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1978 [G]

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