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

Liberia since 1960
Liberia 1939-1960
Liberia 1919-1939
Liberia 1880-1918
Liberia 1847-1880
Liberia 1821-1847

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 Wikipedia; from Index Mundi; from CIA World Factbook, countries - Liberia
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
on History Virtual Library History : Liberia
Historical Dictionaries
Organizations Liberian Studies Association
Timelines Timelines, from timelines.ws, from BBC News
Accounts of History Article History of Liberia, from Wikipedia
History of Liberia, from liberia.net
History of Liberia, a Timeline, from Library of Congress
anonymous History of Liberia Page; another anonymous page History of Liberia<./A>
Liberia's History, by
P.A. Waite
Politics Political Resources on the Net : Liberia; Governments on the WWW : Liberia; Article Politics of Liberia, from Wikipedia
Category Politics of Liberia, from Wikipedia
Country Profile : Liberia, from ISS
Liberia Profile, from International Crisis Group
Military Wars of Liberia 1800-1999, from ACED
Orders, Decorations and Medals of Liberia, from ODM
M. White, Death Tolls for the Multicides of the Twentieth Century, Liberia 1989-2003
Economy & Finances Global Currency History : Liberia; Tables of Modern Monetary History : Africa, from www.dollarization.org, click Liberia
Article Economy of Liberia, from Wikipedia
Category Economy of Liberia, from Wikipedia
Global Integrity : Liberia 2006
Ethnography Languages of Liberia (29), from Ethnologue
Art and Life in Africa : Liberia
Liberia, from Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Liberia
Liberia, pp.3323-3336 in vol.5A of J.A. Hammerton, Peoples of All Nations, c.1920, illustrated, IA
Religion Category Religion in Liberia, from Wikipedia
Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Liberia, from Kirken i Norge
History of Regions Counties of Liberia, from www.statoids.com
Local History Article Monrovia, from Wikipedia
Institutions Liberia, from Airline History
Biographies African Women Bibliographic Database

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel); from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated)
Heads of State of Liberia, from Wikipedia
Lists of Ambassadors Chinese Ambassadors to Liberia, from PRC MOFA
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Liberia Institute of Statistics & Geo Information Services
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Liberia, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Election Results from Psephos (since 1997); from IFES Election Guide (since 2001); from African Elections Database, since 1846
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Selected Articles Current Liberian History, mainly newspaper articles
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Liberia Archive, from Africa Online News, articles since 2003
Liberia News, from Africa Online News
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
Systematic Collections
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Liberia
License Plates : Guinea Bissau, from Francoplaque, from License Plates of the World
Airline Timetable Images : Liberia
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Liberia, from ILO, 25 docs. since 1919
Liberia, from Internet Law Library
The Liberian Constitutions
Treaties Peace Agreements Digital Collection : Liberia, from United States Institute of Peace
Liberia, pp.580-644 in vol.9 of Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776-1949, 1972, GB
Document Collections
Historical Maps responsible institutions Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-information Services (LISGIS) National Mapping Agencies in Africa
Liberian Cartographic Service (LCS) National Mapping Agencies in Africa
National Environment Commission of Liberia/Control for Remote Sensing Geographic Information Systems Management National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Liberia Atlas of Liberia, from Wikimedia Commons
Maps of Liberia 1830-1870, from Library of Congress
Liberia Maps, PCL, UTexas
Category : Maps of the history of Liberia, from Wikimedia Commons
David Rumsey Map Collection : Liberia
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
Liberia, Modern
Liberia, contemporary Liberia 1906, 1922, 1932, 1938, 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, 24. Segou Sikoro 1884, 24. Segou Sikoro 1892, 31. Monrovia 1882, 31. Monrovia 1892, 32. Koumassi 1883, 32. Koumassi 1892, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 16 Monrovia (1978), PCL, UTexas
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Liberia, from EB 1911
Religious Article Liberia, from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907-1912 edition
Economic The Republic of Liberia p.349 in J. MacFarlane, Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Geographical Liberia, pp.730-733 in vol.9 of C. von Rotteck, Staats-Lexikon oder Encyklopädie der Staatswissenschaften 1840, in German, GB
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums in Liberia, from International Council of African Museums
Libraries National Libraries of Africa : Liberia
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms from International Civic Heraldry; National Anthem, from National Anthems Net
Coins, Banknotes Liberia. banknotes, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money; from World Currency Museum
Coin Catalog of Liberia, from Numismaticon; Collection of Coins : Liberia, bilingual Russian-English page; Liberia, from Encyclopedia of Small Silver Coins
Stamps Rare Liberian Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Library; Stamps Liberia 1860-1880, 1881-1920, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on Liberia 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 S.E. Holsoe, A Bibliography of Liberia - Liberian History and Society
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies Indiana Historical Bureau : Indiana Emigrants to Liberia
Bibliography, from Virginia Emigrants to Liberia
David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies : Liberia Bibliography
Conciliation Resources : Bibliography Accord Liberia
PeacebuildingData : Liberia Research Library
serial publications
general bibliographies
Liberia 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)
Liberia-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna

Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Liberia Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
Online Journals full text online
Table of Contents
Liberian Studies Journal
General Accounts Richart West, Back to Africa. A History of Sierra Leone and Liberia from their origins as settlements for freed English and American blacks to the present day, NY : Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, 1970 [G]
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.890-894 Article Western Africa : Liberia. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries D. Elwood Dunn and Svend E. Holsoe, Historical Dictionary of Liberia, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1985
Terry M. Mays, Historical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping, Lanham Md. : Scarecrow 1996 [G]

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