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

Niger since Independence

Niger 1939-1960
Niger 1922-1939
Niger 1899-1922

Kingdom of Bornu

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 : Niger, from Wikipedia
Country Profile : Niger, 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 : Niger, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Niger, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines from timelines.ws; from BBC News
Accounts of History from Wikipedia
Politics Politics of Niger, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Net : Niger; For the Record : Niger, from UN Human Rights System
Governments on the WWW : Niger
Military Wars of Niger 1800-1999, from ACED
Economy & Finances Entry Niger, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Currency Boards and Dollarization by Kurt Schuler; click for Niger
Article Economy of Niger, from Wikipedia
Category : Economy of Niger, from Wikipedia
Ethnography Category Languages of Niger, from Wikipedia
Languages of Niger (20), from Ethnologue
Country Report : Niger, from U.S. Committee for Refugees
Niger : Tuareg, from Minorities at Risk
Art and Life in Africa : Niger
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Niger
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Niger, from Kirken i Norge
Category : Religion in Niger, from Wikipedia
History of Regions Category : Departments of Niger, Subdivisions of Niger, from Wikipedia
Article Departments of Niger, from Wikipedia
Departments of Niger, from www.statoids.com
Arrondissements, from www.statoids.com
Local History List of Cities in Niger, from Wikipedia
History of Niamey, of Zinder, from Wikipedia
Institutions Niger, from Airline History
Biographies List of Nigeriens, from Wikipedia
Chinese Ambassadors to Niger, from PRC MOFA
African Women Bibliographic Database

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 : Northern Africa, scroll down for Kanem-Bornu
Lists of Ambassadors
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Institut National de la Statistique, Niger
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results from Psephos, since 1999; from IFES Election Guide; since 1999; from African Elections Database, since 1959
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Selected Articles The History of the Republic of Niger, from World History Archives
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Niger, 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 : Niger
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 Niger, Images
Systematic Collections
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Niger
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Airline Timetable Images : Niger
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Niger, from ILO, 31 docs. since 1960
Document Surveys
Document Collections
Historical Maps responsible institutions Institut G?graphique National du Niger National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Niger David Rumsey Map Collection : Niger
Niger Maps, from PCL, UTexas
Atlas of Niger, Wikimedia Commons
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
Niger, Modern
Niger, Contemporary R. de Lannoy de Bissy, Carte de l'Afrique ?l'echelle de 1:2 000 000. 18. Gogo, 1889, 18. Gao-Gao, 1899-1900, 19, Agadez : Afrique (region centrale) 1898, Gallica
Detail, Modern
Detail, Contemporary 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. 12. Mourzouk 1887, 18. Gogo 1884, 18. Gao-Gao 1899, 19. Agadez 1888, 19. Agadez 1902, 25. Sokoto 1884, 25. Sokoto 1898, 26. Kouka 1888, 26. Kouka 1898, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 8 Sabha (1969), 12 Ouagadougou (1969), 13 Fort Lamy (1973), PCL, UTexas
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Bornu, Zinder, from EB 1911
Article Bornu, Kanem, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article Bornu, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Upper Senegal & Niger pp.348-349 in J. MacFarlane,
Economic Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums in Niger, from International Council of African Museums
Libraries National Libraries of Africa : Niger
Niger, from Directory of Libraries in North Africa
Libraries in Niger, from LibDex
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
National Anthem, posted by David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on Niger 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.243-358 in S. Decalo, Historical Dictionary of Niger, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1979 [G]
Drinking the Word of God. Bibliographic Resources for Niger
Clio, Voyages Culturels : Bibliographie Niger
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies
serial publications
general bibliographies
Niger 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)
Niger-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna

Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Niger Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
General Accounts Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.850-854 Article Western Africa : Niger. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries Samuel Decalo, Historical Dictionary of Niger, Methuen : Scarecrow 1979, 358 pp.
Articles : Azawad pp.51-53, in : James Minahan, Nations without States, A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements, Westport CT : Greenwood 1996 [G]

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