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Literature on the History of West Africa
Senegal Sierra Leone
First posted in April 2002, last revised on May 10th 2012

The Gambia, since Independence
The Gambia, 1939-1965
The Gambia, 1919-1939
The Gambia, 1888-1918
European Presence on the Gambia, 1821-1888
European Presence on the Gambia, before 1821

Timelines : The Gambia
Historical Atlas, The Gambia, British West Africa Page

see also History of British West Africa

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)

Country Profiles from BBC Country Profiles; from World Desk Reference ; from Nations Encyclopedia; from Index Mundi, from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook, countries - Gambia
Country Profile : The Gambia, from ISS
Links General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL
Sierra Leone Page, from African Studies at UPenn; from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford
on History
Historical Dictionaries
Organizations National Centre for Arts and Culture
West Africa Study Circle (Philatelist)
Timelines from timelines.ws; from BBC News
Accounts of History History of Gambia, from The Republic of Gambia Official Website; from Gambia News, from Nijii, from Infoplease, from niica, from Gambia Tourism Office
Article History of the Gambia, from Wikipedia
Politics Article Politics of the Gambia, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Net : Gambia; Governments on the WWW : Gambia; Country Report : Gambia, from Polity IV; For the Record : Gambia, from UN Human Rights System
Military Wars of Gambia 1800-1999, from ACED
Gambia, from Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
M. White, Death Tolls for the Multicides of the Twentieth Century, Gambia, Coup and Countercoup 1981
Economy & Finances Global Currency History : The Gambia; Tables of Modern Monetary History : Africa, from www.dollarization.org, click for Gambia; Article Economy of the Gambia, from Wikipedia
Ethnography Languages of Gambia (10), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Gambia
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Gambia, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in the Gambia, from Wikipedia
Gambia, from Roman Catholic Hierarchy
History of Regions
Local History History of Banjul, from Wikipedia
Institutions Gambia, from Airline History
Biographies African Women Bibliographic Database

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel); from Regnal Chronologies; from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated)
Lists of Ambassadors Chinese Ambassadors to Gambia, from PRC MOFA
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Gambia Bureau of Statistics
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Gambia, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Election Results from Psephos (since 2001); from IFES Election Guide (since 1999); from African Elections Database
Elections and Electoral Systems around the world : Gambia, from Area Studies, at Keele
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Selected Articles History of Gambia, from World History Archives
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Gambia Archive, from Africa Online News, articles since 2003
The Gambia Index, from Africa Online News
Staatskalender Digitized Books from Gambia 1890-1938, Digitized Books from the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
British Online Archives, Gambia Blue Books 1828-1945
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
Systematic Collections
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Gambia
License Plates : Gambia, from Francoplaque, from License Plates of the World
Passport, from World Passports; scroll down
Airline Timetable Images : Gambia
Archival Deposits National Archives, UK
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Archive Records
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Gambia, from ILO, 8 docs. since 1995
Gambian Law, from Internet Law Library
Document Surveys British Library, Gambia Official Publications
Document Collections
Historical Maps responsible institutions Department of State for Local Government and Land National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Gambia see here
Atlas of The Gambia, from Wikimedia Commons
Gambia Maps, PCL, UTexas
Category : Old Maps of Gambia, Maps of the History of Gambia, from Wikimedia Commons
David Rumsey Map Collection : Gambia
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
Carte de Soudan Occidental 1893, 1894, Gallica
Gambia, Modern
Gambia, contemporary Gambia 1922, 1932, Probert Encyclopedia
Detail, Modern
Detail, Contemporary 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. 23. Free Town 1884, 23. Free Town 1892, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 11 Dakar (1969), 16 Monrovia (1978), PCL, UTexas
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1889; from EB 1911
Economic Gambia p.341 in J. MacFarlane, Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides La Senegambie, pp.321-391 in C.P. de Kerhallet, Manuel de la navigation ?la c?e occidentale d'Afrique vol.1, 1857, in French, GB
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums of The Gambia, from International Council of African Museums
Libraries National Libraries of Africa : Gambia
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry; National Anthem, from National Anthems Net
Coins, Banknotes Gambia banknotes, from World Currency Museum, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Stamps Rare Gambia Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Stamps Gambia 1869-1912, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Gambia survey of bibliographies Bibliography of Gambian Related Publications : Bibliography
bibliographic database AfricaBib : Africana Periodical Literature, African Women, Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa
African Borderlands Research Network : Bibliography
general bibliographies pp.142-172 in H.A. Gailey, Historical Dictionary of the Gambia, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1975 [G]
African Cultures : Selected Bibliography on Gambia-Related Publications
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies
serial publications
general bibliographies
Gambia 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)
Gambia-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna

Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Gambia Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
Online Journals full text online
Table of Contents
General Accounts Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.839-841 Article Western Africa : Gambia. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Harry A. Gailey, Historical Dictionary of the Gambia, Metuchen NJ. : Scarecrow 1975 [G]

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