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Literature on the History of West Africa
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First posted in April 2002, Last revised on May 9th 2012

Upper Volta since Independence

Upper Volta 1939-1960
Upper Volta 1919-1939
Upper Volta 1895-1918

Students' Paper : Chang, HyeJin, Environmental History of West Africa (2012)
Students' Paper : Kim, Ji Yang, Demographic History of West Africa (2009)
Students' Papers : Kim, Jiwan, The European View of West Africa and Colonialism as expressed in Historic Encyclopedias (2009)

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Country Profiles from CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; World Desk Reference; Index Mundi, Nations Encyclopedia
Article : Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
Country Profile : Burkina Faso, from ISS
Links General from African Studies at UPenn; from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford; from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL
Category : Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines from timelines.ws; from BBC News
Accounts of History from Wikipedia; from africanet.com

Politics Politics of Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Net : Burkina Faso; For the Record : Burkina Faso, from UN Human Rights System
Governments on the WWW : Burkina Faso
Military Wars of Burkina Faso, 1800-1999, from ACED
J. Morel, Calendrier des crimes de la France outre-mer, 2005 : 15 octobre 1987: Assassinat du president Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso)
Economy & Finances Entry Burkina Faso, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Currency Boards and Dollarization by Kurt Schuler; click for Burkina Faso
Article Economy of Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
Category : Economy of Burkina_Faso, from Wikipedia
The Economic History of Burkina Faso, by Thayer Watkins, SJSU
Ethnography Category Languages of Burkina_Faso, from Wikipedia
Languages of Burkina Faso (66), from Ethnologue
Country Report : Burkina Faso, from U.S. Committee for Refugees
Migration Information Source : Burkina Faso
Art and Life of Africa : Burkina Faso
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Burkina Faso
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Burkina Faso, from Kirken i Norge
Category : Religion in Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
Notre Histoire au Burkina, from Missionaires d'Afrique, in French
History of Regions Category : Provinces of Burkina Faso, Subdivisions of Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
Article Provinces of Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
Provinces of Burkina Faso, from www.statoids.com
Departments of Burkina Faso, from www.statoids.com
Local History List of Cities in Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
History of Bobo Dioulasso, of Ouagadougou, from Wikipedia
Institutions Burkina Faso, from Airline History
Biographies List of Burkinabes, from Wikipedia
Chinese Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, from PRC MOFA
African Women Bibliographic Database
R. Kuba and C. Lentz, The Dagara and their Neighbors (Burkina Faso and Ghana) from Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography 2001

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel), from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated); Political Leaders, from ZPC
Regnal Chronologies : Gurma, Ouagadougou, Yatenga
Lists of Ambassadors
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Institut National de la Statistique et Demographie, Burkina Faso
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results from Psephos, since 1998; from IFES Election Guide, since 1998; from African Elections Database, since 1959
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Selected Articles
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Burkina Faso, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers (links)
Newsreels Search INA Video
Bibliotheque/Mediatheque pour un voyage dans l'Histoire recente par l'audiovisuel : videos et TV : Burkina Faso
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
Archives nationales d'outre-mer, Base Ulysse, image base (France)
Images du passe en Afrique de l'Ouest
Gallica, search for Haute Volta, Burkina Faso, Images
Systematic Collections
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Burkina Faso
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Airline Timetable Images : Burkina Faso
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Burkina Faso, from ILO, 39 docs. since 1960
Document Surveys
Document Collections
Historical Maps responsible institutions Institut Geographique du Burkina, National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Burkina Faso David Rumsey Map Collection : Burkina Faso
Atlas of Burkina Faso, Wikimedia Commons
Burkina Faso Maps, PCL, UTexas
West Africa, Modern
West Africa, Contemporary d'Anville, Carte de la Cote de Guinee, 1729, Gallica
H. Moll 1729 : West Africa, Urhobo Historical Society
Imago Mundi, Carte de l'Afrique occidentale française, Vidal de la Blache c.1910
West Africa 1914, from Heritage History
Humtec, AOF c. 1930s
AOF 1936
Missions protestantes en A.O.F., 1950, Carte d'implantation des differentes societes de missions protestante, 1952, DEFAP
Carte des fuseaux horaires de l'Afrique occidentale française 1912, Gallica
Carte zootechnique de l'Afrique occidentale française 1906, Gallica
Repartition approximative des peuplements naturels de caoutchouc (AOF) 1906, Gallica
AOF 1936, Wikipedia
Guinea (i.e. most of French West Africa) 1936, Probert Encyclopedia
La zone d'irrigation du Niger (1/1.900. 000e environ). - La vall? du Niger et ses voies d'acc? sur la c?e d'Afrique (1.660.000e environ), 1921, Gallica
Carte de Soudan Occidental 1893, 1894, Gallica
Burkina Faso, Modern
Haute Volta, Contemporary
Detail, Modern
Detail, Contemporary L.G. Binger, Itineraire de Bammako au golfe de Guin? ?travers les pays de Kong et du Mossi, 1889, Gallica
U.S. Army Map Service, French West Africa 1:200,000, 1940-, PCL, UTexas
U.S. Army Map Service, West Africa 1:250,000, 1955-, PCL, UTexas
Carte de l'Afrique a l'echelle de 1:2 000 000. 17. Timbouctou 1883, 17. Timbouctou 1892, 18. Gogo 1884, 18. Gao-Gao 1899, 24. Segou Sikoro 1884, 24. Segou Sikoro 1892, 25. Sokoto 1884, 25. Sokoto 1898, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 12 Ouagadougou (1969), PCL, UTexas
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles French West Africa, from EB 1911
Institutions Archives >
Musea Category : Museums in Burkina Faso, from Wikipedia
Museums in Burkina Faso, from International Council of African Museums
Libraries Bibliotheque Nationale du Burkina
National Libraries of Africa : Burkina Faso
Libraries in Burkina Faso, from LibDex
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
National Anthem, from David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes
Stamps Upper Volta Stamps 1921, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on Burkina Faso survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database AfricaBib : Africana Periodical Literature, African Women, Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa
African Borderlands Research Network : Bibliography
general bibliographies pp.163-217 in D.M. McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Upper Volta, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1978 [G]
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies Electronic Journal of Africana : Bibliography The Dagara and their Neighbours 2001
serial publications
general bibliographies
Burkina Faso entries
J. Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs a l'Afrique et a l'Arabie : catalogue methodique de tous les ouvrages français et des principaux en langues etrangeres traitant de la geographie, de l'histoire, du commerce, des lettres et des arts de l'Afrique et de l'Arabie 1875, in French, Gallica
Roots Institute, Bibliography of Published Primary Sources in African History (English Language)
Burkina Faso-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna

Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Burkina Faso Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
General Accounts Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.831-833 Article Western Africa : Burkina Faso. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Upper Volta, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1978 [G]

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