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






Guinea Bissau since Independence
Portuguese Guinea 1939-1974
Portuguese Guinea 1919-1939
Portuguese Guinea 1879-1918
Portuguese Guinea prior to 1879

Timeline : Guinea Bissau


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)






DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SITES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles from BBC Country Profiles; from World Desk Reference ; from Nations Encyclopedia; from Wikipedia; from Index Mundi; from CIA World Factbook, countries - Guinea Bissau
Country Profile : Guinea Bissau, from ISS
G.A. Pery, Geographia e estatistica geral de Portugal e colonias, com um atlas (1875) in Portuguese, posted on Internet Archive
Links General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL
Guinea Bissau Page, from African Studies at UPenn; from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford
Links to Guinea Bissau, compiled by Walter Hawthorne, ohiou
on History Links to Guinea Bissau, compiled by Walter Hawthorne, ohiou; scroll down for history
Historical Dictionaries
Organizations
Timelines Timelines, from timelines.ws, from BBC News
Accounts of History Guinea Bissau History, from World Rover, by George Matthews, from africanet.com
Article History of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Politics Article Politics of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Net : Guinea Bissau; Governments on the WWW : Guinea Bissau; Article Politics of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Category Politics of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Guinea Bissau Profile, from International Crisis Group
Military Wars of Guinea Bissau, from ACED
M. White, Death Tolls for the Multicides of the Twentieth Century, Guinea Bissau War of Independence 1962-1974
Economy & Finances Global Currency History : Guinea Bissau; Tables of Modern Monetary History : Africa, from www.dollarization.org, click Guinea Bissau
Article Economy of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Category Economy of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Ethnography Languages of Guinea Bissau (20), from Ethnologue
Art and Life in Africa : Guinea Bissau
Category Languages of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Guinea-Bissau, from Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Guinea Bissau
Religion Artuicle Islam in Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Guinea Bissau, from Kirken i Norge
History of Regions Regions of Guinea Bissau, from www.statoids.com
Sectors of Guinea Bissau, from www.statoids.com
Local History Article Bissau, from Wikipedia
Institutions Guinea Bissau, from Airlines History
Biographies Famous Guineans (Guinea Bissau), from Nations Encyclopedia
African Women Bibliographic Database
Others Luso-Brazilian Books

DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SITES . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel); from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated)
Heads of State of Guinea Bissau, from Wikipedia
Lists of Ambassadors Chinese Ambassadors to Guinea Bissau, from PRC MOFA
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Instituto Nacional de Estatistica e Censos, Guine Bissau
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Guinea Bissau, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Election Results from Psephos (since 1999); from IFES Election Guide (since 2001); from African Elections Database, since 1972
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Hemerotheques
Selected Articles >
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Guinea Bissau Archive, from Africa Online News, articles since 2003
Guinea Bissau News, from Africa Online News
Yearbooks International; Sao Tome entries UN Yearbook . UN Yearbook Collection, 1946-2007
The Situation in Territories under Portuguese Administration : Cape Verde, Portuguese Guinea 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Systematic Collections
Specialist
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Guinea Bissau
License Plates : Guinea Bissau, from Francoplaque, from License Plates of the World
Airline Timetable Images : Guinea Bissau
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Guinea Bissau, from ILO, 30 docs. since 1977
Guinea Bissau, from Internet Law Library
Constitution of 1984, from Univ. of Pretoria, Centre for Human Rights
Treaties Peace Agreements Digital Collection : Guinea Bissau, from United States Institute of Peace
Document Collections
Historical Maps responsible institutions Direcçao de Topografia e Cadastro National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Guinea Bissau Atlas of Guinea Bissau, from Wikimedia Commons
Guinea Bissau Maps, PCL, UTexas
David Rumsey Map Collection : Guinea Bissau
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
Guinea Bissau, Modern Unimaps, Guinea Bissau 1446-1900
Guinea Bissau, Historical
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 16 Monrovia (1978), PCL, UTexas
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Portuguese Guinea, from EB 1911
Religious Article Portuguese West Africa, from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition; on Angola, Sao Tome and Port. Guinea
Economic W.H. Weed, The Copper Mines of the World 1907, Portuguese West Africa p.128
Geographical
Historical
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums in Guinea-Bissau, from International Council of African Museums
Monuments
Libraries National Libraries of Africa : Guinea Bissau
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry; National Anthem, from National Anthems Net
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Guinea Bissau, from World Currency Museum, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Stamps Portuguese Guinea Stamps 1881-1914, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on Guinea-Bissau 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.136-203 in R. Lobban, J. Forrest, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1988 [G]
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies
serial publications
general bibliographies
Guinea Bissau 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)
Guinea-Bissau-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna

booksellers
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Guinea Bissau Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
Biblioteca Digital, Memorias de Africa e do Oriente
Online Journals full text online
Table of Contents
Online
General Accounts Biblioteca Digital, Memorias de Africa e do Oriente
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.888-890 Article Western Africa : Guinea Bissau. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Richard A. Lobban, Joshua Forrest, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, Lanham Md. : Scarecrow 1988 [G]