before 1920 History of North Africa 1939-1960





Mauritania 1920-1939



In 1920, Mauritania was separated from Senegal to form a distinct colony within French West Africa. However, the seat of Mauritania's administration continued to be in SAINT LOUIS (Senegal) until 1957.
Although France claimed all of Mauritania since 1903, French rule until 1934 was indirect, using the emirs of Adrar, Trarza etc, as intermediaries.






EXTERNAL
FILES
Mauritania, History of, from Infoplease
Mauritania - History, from Encyclopedia of the Orient
History of Mauritania, from Islam in Africa
DOCUMENTS
REFERENCE Article : French West Africa - Mauritania, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1924 pp.924-925, 1925 p.936, 1926 p.909, 1928 p.925, 1929 pp.912, 1932 p.915, 1937 pp.949-959 [G]
Article : Mauritania, in : New International Year Book 1920 p.419, 1921 p.440, 1923 pp.448-450, 1925 p.416, 1928 p.439, 1930 p.462, 1932 p.483
Article : French West Africa, in : New International Year Book 1920 pp.265-266, 1921 pp.264-265, 1923 p.272, 1925 pp.266-267, 1928 p.281, 1930 p.294, 1932 p.310, 1933 p.296, 1934 pp.256-257, 1935 p.264, 1938 p.275, 1939 p.297
Article : French West Africa, in : Americana Annual 1927 p.365, 1928 p.324, 1930 pp.341-342, 1931 p.338, 1932 p.308, 1933 pp.336-337, 1934 p.265, 1935 p.307, 1936 p.313, 1937 p.306, 1938 pp.298-299, 1939 p.322 [G]
Article : French West Africa, in : Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Encyclopedia Year Book 1932 p.275, 1933 p.229, 1934 pp.253-254, 1935 p.246, 1936 pp.216-217, 1937 pp.219-220, 1938 p.226 [G]



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