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Literature on the History of West Africa
Cote d'Ivoire Togo
First posted in April 2002, last revised on May 10th 2012







Ghana since Independence

Gold Coast 1939-1957
Gold Coast 1919-1939
Gold Coast 1874-1918
Gold Coast 1815-1874

On the Gold Coast : Portuguese .. Dutch .. British .. Danes .. Brandenburgers .. Swedes
Ashanti


Timeline : Gold Coast / Ghana
Historical Atlas, British West Africa Page
see also History of British West Africa


Students' Paper : Chang, HyeJin, Environmental History of West Africa (2012)
Students' Paper : Lee, Yeonhwa, Comparative History of Education in West Africa : (British) Gold Coast / Ghana and (French) Cote d'Ivoire (2009)
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 CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; World Desk Reference; Index Mundi, Nations Encyclopedia
Article : Ghana, from Wikipedia
Country Profile : Ghana, from ISS
G. MacDonald, The Gold Coast, past and present : a short description of the country and its people 1898, IA
on History from African Studies at UPenn; from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford; from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL
Category : Ghana, from Wikipedia
Links, on History Category : History of Ghana, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionaries
Organizations Ghana Museums & Monuments Board
Historical Society of Ghana
West Africa Study Circle (Philatelist)
Timelines from timelines.ws; from BBC News
Accounts of History from Wikipedia; from Ghana Home Page
G. Padmore, The Gold Coast Revolutio. The struggle of an African people from slavery to freedom, n.d. (c.1958) IA
A.B. Ellis, A History of the Gold Coast of West Africa 1893, IA
E.C. Martin, The English establishments on the Gold coast in the second half of the eighteenth century 1922, IA
W.W. Claridge, A history of the Gold Coast and Ashanti from the earliest times to the commencement of the twentieth century 1915, IA
EISA : Ghana : Political Overview (history) 2012
Politics Politics of Ghana, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Net : Ghana; For the Record : Ghana, from UN Human Rights System
Governments on the WWW : Ghana
Military Wars of Ghana 1800-1999, from ACED
Ghana, from Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
H.C. Clifford, The Gold Coast regiment in the east African campaign 1920, IA
M. White, Death Tolls for the Multicides of the Twentieth Century, Ghana : Konkomba vs. Nanumba, 1981-1995
Economy & Finances Entry Ghana, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Currency Boards and Dollarization by Kurt Schuler; click for Ghana
Article Economy of Ghana, from Wikipedia
Category : Economy of Ghana, from Wikipedia
National Labour Law Profile : Ghana, from ILO
Global Integrity : Ghana 2004, Ghana 2006
Ethnography Category Languages of Ghana, from Wikipedia
Languages of Ghana (79), from Ethnologue
Migration Information Source : Ghana
Ghana : Ashanti, Ewe, Mossi-Dagomba, from Minorities at Risk
Art and Life in Africa : Ghana
Migration, Globalisation & Poverty, has numerous pdf files on Ghana
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Ghana
Hayford Casley, Gold Coast native institutions 1903, IA
L.P. Bowler, Gold Coast palaver; life on the Gold Coast 1911, IA
A.B. Ellis, The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa 1887, IA
A.W. Cardinall, The natives of the northern territories of the Gold Coast : their customs, religion and folklore 1920, IA
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Ghana, from Kirken i Norge
Category : Religion in Ghana, from Wikipedia
History of Regions Regions of Ghana, from www.statoids.com
Districts of Ghana, from www.statoids.com
Local History List of Cities in Ghana, from Wikipedia
History of Accra, of Kumasi, Elmina, from Wikipedia
Institutions Ghana, Gold Coast, from Airline History
Biographies List of Ghanaians, from Wikipedia
African Women Bibliographic Database
Ghana Index, from Dictionary of African Christian Biographies
Others

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)
Regnal Chronologies : Eastern Africa, scroll down for Akim, Akwamu, Asante, Bono, Dagomba, Denkyira
Lists of Ambassadors List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Ghana, from Wikipedia
Previous French Ambassadors, from Ambafrance
Article : United States Ambassador to Ghana
Chinese Ambassadors to Ghana, from PRC MOFA
Lists of Consuls Political Graveyard : U.S. consular officials in Ghana
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Ghana Statistical Service
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results from Psephos, since 2000; from IFES Election Guide, since 2000; from African Elections Database, since 1951
EISA : Ghana Election Archive
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Hemerotheques
Selected Articles Ghana - a People, Life Jan. 18th 1960 pp.80-91, GB
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Ghana, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers (links)
Staatskalender Digitized Books from Gold Coast 1895-1939, Digitized Books from the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
British Online Archives, Gold Coast Blue Books 1846-1939
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Systematic Collections
Specialist
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Ghana
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Passport, from World Passports
Airline Timetable Images : Ghana
Archival Deposits National Archives, UK
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Archive Records
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Ghana, from ILO, 46 docs. since 1957
Ordinances of the settlements on the Gold Coast and of the Gold Coast Colony, in force April 7th, 1887 : with an appendix containing the rules, orders in council, and proclamations of practical utility, and an index 1887, IA
Ordinances of the Gold Coast Colony in Force June, 1898 vol.1 1898, vol.2 1898, IA
Treaties
Document Surveys British Library, Ghana Official Publications
Document Collections Truth Commissions : Ghana, from United States Institute of Peace
Historical Maps responsible institutions Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS) National Mapping Agencies in Africa
Environmental Protection Authority, National Mapping Agencies in Africa
Survey Department, National Mapping Agencies in Africa
Collections
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Ghana Atlas of Ghana, from Wikimedia Commons
Ghana Maps, PCL, UTexas
Category : Old Maps of Ghana, Maps of the History of Ghana, from Wikimedia Commons
David Rumsey Map Collection : Ghana
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
Ghana, Modern Map : Brandenburg-Prussian Possessions in Africa, Traditionsverband
Ghana-Togo 1914, Ghana-Togo 1914-1919, Ghana-Togo 1922, Ghana-Togo 1922-1978, by J. de Salas Vara del Rey
Gold Coast, contemporary britishempire.co.uk : Gold Coast Map 1896
Gold Coast 1922, 1932, Probert Encyclopedia
Gold Coast 1946, Philatelic Database
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. 24. Segou Sikoro 1884, 24. Segou Sikoro 1892, 25. Sokoto 1884, 25. Sokoto 1898, 32. Koumassi 1883, 32. Koumassi 1892, 33. Benin 1883, 33. Benin 1900, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 17 Lagos (1973), PCL, UTexas
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Gold Coast, Accra, Elmina, Ashanti, Fanti, Kumasi, Sekondi, Cape Coast, from EB 1911
Article Goldküste, Akkra, Elmina, Aschanti, Fanti, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article Goldküste, Akkra, Aschanti, Fanti, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Religious
Economic The Gold Coast, Ashanti and the Northern Territories pp.342-343 in J. MacFarlane, Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Geographical
Historical
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums in Ghana, from International Council of African Museums
Monuments
Libraries Ghana Library Board
National Libraries of Africa : Ghana
Libraries in Ghana, 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 Banknotes of Ghana, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money, from World Currency Museum
Ghanaan coins from Collections of Coins, bilingual Russian and English page; from World Coin Gallery
Stamps Rare Gold Coast Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Stamps Gold Coast 1875-1928, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Ghana survey of bibliographies University of Florida, Afriucana Bibliography Course, Ghana
bibliographic database AfricaBib : Africana Periodical Literature, African Women, Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa
African Borderlands Research Network : Bibliography
Ghana Library Board : Ghana National Library
Ethno-Net Africa Database : Ghana, Bibliography
general bibliographies pp.199-289 in D.M. McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1985 [G]
Bibliography, from Library of Congress, Country Studies, Ghana
Ghana Book Review : A Bibliography
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies Migration Bibliography Ghana
J. Kenny, The Spread of Islam, Bibliography : Ghana
A.B. Bodomo, Bibliography of Dagaare Studies
CEFIKS, Akan Culturtal Symbols : A Bibliography
Kwame Nkrumah Information and Resource Site : Bibliography
R. Kuba and C. Lentz, The Dagara and their Neighbors (Burkina Faso and Ghana) from Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography 2001
Food and Culture (a bibliography), by R.T. Dirks, click on Sub-Saharan Africa
serial publications
general bibliographies
Ghana 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)
Ghana-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 Ghana 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 Richard Burton, To the Gold Coast for Gold, 1883; online book posted by authorama
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.876-884 Article Western Africa : Ghana. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics Hans Meyer, Die Eisenbahnen im Tropischen Afrika (The Railroads in Tropical Africa), Leipzig : Duncker & Humblot 1902, in German, posted by DTBSWS, chapter Goldküste, pp.29-32
Historical Dictionaries Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1985 [G]
Articles : Ashantiland pp.41-43, in : James Minahan, Nations without States, A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements, Westport CT : Greenwood 1996 [G]