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Literature on the History of West Africa
Gambia Guinea
First posted on June 26th 2002, last revised on May 9th 2012






Senegal since Independence

Senegal 1939-1960
Senegal 1919-1939
Senegal 1891-1918
Senegal 1815-1891
Senegal 1445-1815

Futa Djalon
Kaarta

For the Years 1904-1960 see also French West Africa

Timeline : Senegal
Historical Atlas, Senegal Page


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 BBC Country Profiles; from World Desk Reference ; from Nations Encyclopedia; from Wikipedia; from Index Mundi; from CIA World Factbook; countries Senegal
Links General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World, from BUBL, from African Studies Center, UPenn, from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford
African Studies : Senegal, from Columbia Univ. Library
on History
Historical Dictionaries
Organizations
Timelines Timeline, from BBC News; from timelines.ws
Accounts of History Article History of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Category : History of Senegal, from Wikipedia
History of Senegal, from Senegal Online, from Africa Net
Histoire, from Senegalaisement, in French, with bibliography
Abbe Demanet, Nouvelle histoire de l'Afrique francoise vol.1, 1767, vol.2, 1767, in French, GB
Politics Political Resources on the Net : Senegal; For the Record : Senegal, from UN Human Rights System; Country Profile : Senegal, from ISS; Country Report : Senegal, from Polity IV; Article Politics of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Category : Politics of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Governments on the WWW : Senegal
Military Wars of Senegal 1800-1999, from ACED
Orders, Decorations and Medals of Senegal, from ODM
J. Morel, Calendrier des crimes de la France outre-mer, 2005 : 1er decembre 1945: Massacre de Thiaroye (Senegal)
M. White, Death Tolls for the Multicides of the Twentieth Century, Senegal : Casamance conflict, 1982-
Economy & Finances Article : Economy of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Category : Economy of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Global Currency History : Senegal
Global Integrity : Senegal 2006
Ethnography Languages of Senegal (36), from Ethnologue
Category : Ethnic Groups in Senegal, from Wikipedia
Category : Languages of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Minorities at Risk, Senegal : Diola in Casamance
Senegal, from Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Senegal
Religion Category : Religion in Senegal, from Wikipedia
Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Senegal, from Kirken i Norge
History of Regions Regions of Senegal, from www.statoids.com
Departements of Senegal, from www.statoids.com
Article Regions of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Local History List of Cities in Senegal, from Wikipedia
History of Dakar, from Wikipedia
History of Goree, from Wikipedia
History of Saint-Louis, from Wikipedia
Institutions Contemporary African Database : Institutions : Senegal
Senegal, from Airline History
Biographies Chinese Ambassadors to Senegal, from PRC MOFA
List of Senegalese, from Wikipedia
Article Louis Leon Cesar Faidherbe, from EB 1911
African Women Bibliographic Database
Others Art and Life in Africa : Senegal

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); Leaders of Senegal, from ZPC, including party leaders
Heads of State of Senegal, from Wikipedia
Lists of Ambassadors
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Agence Nationale de la Statistique et Demographie, Senegal
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Senegal, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Election Results from Psephos (since 2000); from IFES Election Guide (since 1998); from African Elections Database, since 1959
Gabon, from Elections and Electoral Systems
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes Republique du Senegal, Journal Officiel 2001-
Hemerotheques
Selected Articles Articles on Senegal, from World History Archives (recent newspaper articles)
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Newsreels Search INA Video
Bibliotheque/Mediatheque pour un voyage dans l'Histoire recente par l'audiovisuel : videos et TV : Senegal
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Archives nationales d'outre-mer, Base Ulysse, image base (France)
Images du passe en Afrique de l'Ouest
Gallica, search for Senegal, Images
Systematic Collections
Specialist
Senegal Online, Galeries de Photos, Cartes Postales Anciennes, Gravures ..
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Senegal
License Plates : Senegal, from Francoplaque; from License Plates of the World
Airline Timetable Images : Senegal
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Senegal, from ILO, 36 docs. since 1960
Constitution of 2001, from La Gouvernement du Senegal, in French
Treaties Annales senegalaises de 1854-1885. Suivies des traites passes avec les indigenes (1885) in French, posted on Internet Archive
Document Surveys
Document Collections Documents Historiques, from Senegalaisement, mostly maps
Documents concerning maritime slave trade in Senegal, posted by Archives Nationales du Senegal, in French
Annales senegalaises de 1854-1885. Suivies des traites passes avec les indigenes (1885) in French, posted on Internet Archive
Historical Maps responsible institutions Departement de Geomatique, Centre de Suivi Ecologique, National Mapping Agencies in Africa
Direction des Travaux Geographiques et Cartographiques, National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Senegal click here
Atlas of Senegal, from Wikimedia Commons
David Rumsey Map Collection : Senegal
Senegal Maps, PCL, UTexas
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
Senegal, Modern
Senegal, Contemporary G. Delisle, Carte de l'Afrique françoise ou du Senegal 1726, Gallica
M. Barbie de Bocage, Carte de la colonie du Senegal 1788, Gallica
G. Lejean, Carte du Senegal et d'une portion de l'Afrique occidentale, depuis le cap Vert jusqu'au Niger, indiquant les itineraires des explorateurs et des routes commerciales de Soudan, 1859, Gallica
Carte de l'Afrique ?l'echelle 1:2 000 000. 16, 16. Saint-Louis 1883, 23. Freetown 1892, Gallica
Carte des contrees entre Senegal et Niger, 1888, Gallica
Carte du S??al et du Soudan occidental jusqu'a Kong, n.d., Gallica
Detail, Modern
Detail, Contemporary Carte de la Concession de la Compagnie du S??al depuis le Cap Blanc jusqu'?la Riv. de Serrelione 1690, Gallica
A general map of the river Sanaga or Senegal, from the falls of Govina to the Ocean 1718, Gallica
Carte ideale d'une partir de la Concession de la Compagnie Royale du Senegal depuis le Cap-blanc jusqu'au Bissaux 1719, Gallica
Bellin, Costes du S??al, depuis le cap Blanc jusqu'?la rivi?e de Gambie , 1740s, Gallica
Carte de l'entree de la riviere de Sanaga ou Senegal, 1740s, Gallica
Plan de l'isle du Senegal, 1745, Gallica
Plan du fort Saint-Louis dans l'isle de Sanaga ou du Senegal, n.d., Gallica
Sorel, Carte generale de la concession du Senegal, 1750, Gallica
Carte particuli?e des environs de l'Isle du S??al situ? sur la c?e occidentale d'Afrique par le 16?'de latitude Bor?le, comprenant une ?endue de sept lieues du sud au nord en ligne droite depuis l'embouchure du fleuve Niger [S??al] jusqu'au village de Torkhrod, sur une ?endue de deux lieues en ligne directe de l'ouest ?l'est, depuis l'isle du S??al jusqu'?la chaux [?] / Le tout tois??la cha?e et relev?au graphom?re etc. par M. Adanson, depuis l'ann? 1749 jusqu'en 1754, pour l'?ablissement de ma nouvelle colonie de culture universelle dont j'ai envoy?la copie et mon projet en 1749 et 1750 ?la Compagnie des Indes, Gallica
Leprieur, Carte du pays de Walo et du cours du Senegal, 1827, Gallica
Carte du cours du Senegal au-dessous de Moussala, 1828, Gallica
Vallee du Senegal, 1906, Gallica
d'Anville, Riviere du Senegal de Dolole a Matane, n.d., depuis Oualald?jusqu'?Dolole n.d., Carte huil? des d?ails de la c?e, depuis le cap Blanc jusqu'au cap de la Vega, n.d., Gallica
Plan du fort Saint-Louis et de l'Isle du Senegal, n.d., Gallica
Carte de la presqu'?e et du port de Dakar, n.d., Gallica
Casamance, 1890s, Gallica
Carte de la Casamance et de la r?ion nord de la Guinee portugaise 1890, Gallica
Plan de l'isle de Gore avec ses fortifications, n.d., Iselin, Plan de l'isle de Goree, n.d., F.B. l'Aine, Plan de l'isle de Goree, n.d., Plan de l'isle de Goree, 1677, Bellin, Plan de l'isle de Goree, 1740s, Gallica
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. 16. St Louis 1883, 16. St Louis 1898, 17. Timbouctou 1883, 17. Timbouctou 1892, 23. Free Town 1884, 23. Free Town 1892, 24. Segou Sikoro 1884, 24. Segou Sikoro 1892, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 11 Dakar (1969), 16 Monrovia (1978), PCL, UTexas
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Senegal, French West Africa, Dakar, Goree, from EB 1911
Article Senegambia, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1912
Article Senegal, Dakar, Rufisque, Saint Louis, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1888-1890, in German
Entry Casamance, from Footnotes to History, by James L. Erwin
Religious
Economic J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Senegambien, posted by DTBSWS
Senegal pp.346-347 in J. MacFarlane, Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Geographical
Historical
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
Travelogues
Institutions Archives Archives Nationales du Senegal, in French
Musea Category : Museums in Senegal, from Wikipedia
Museums in Senegal, from International Council of African Museums
Monuments
Libraries National Libraries of Africa : Senegal
La Bibliotheque des Archives du Senegal
Libraries in Senegal, from LibDex
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 Senegal, from World Currency Museum, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Senegal Coins, from African Coins and Tokens
Stamps Stamps Senegal 1887-1914, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on Senegal 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
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies Bibliographie Saint-Louis-de-Senegal
serial publications
general bibliographies
Senegal 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)
Senegal-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 Senegal Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
General Accounts Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.854-860 Article Western Africa : Senegal. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics see also under French West Africa
Hans Meyer, Die Eisenbahnen im Tropischen Afrika (The Railroads in Tropical Africa), Leipzig : Duncker & Humblot 1902, in German, posted by DTBSWS, chapter Senegambien, pp.13-15
Historical Dictionary Lucie Colvin, Historical Dictionary of Senegal, Metuchen N.J. : Scarecrow 1981
Articles : Casamance pp.108-110, in : James Minahan, Nations without States, A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements, Westport CT : Greenwood 1996 [G]