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

Sierra Leone since 1991
Sierra Leone 1961-1991
Sierra Leone 1939-1961
Sierra Leone 1919-1939
Sierra Leone 1880-1918
Sierra Leone 1808-1880
Sierra Leone prior to 1808

Timeline : Sierra Leone
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 : Kim, Ji Yang, Demographic History of West Africa (2009)
Students' Paper : Kim, Jiwan, The European View of West Africa and Colonialism as expressed in Historic Encyclopedias (2009)

Country Profiles modern from BBC Country Profiles; from World Desk Reference ; from Nations Encyclopedia; from Wikipedia; from Index Mundi; from CIA World Factbook, countries - Sierra Leone
Country Profile : Sierra Leone, from ISS
historical W.W. Shreeve, Sierra Leone: The Principal British Colony on the Western Coast of Africa 1817, IA
J.C. de Figaniere e Morao, Descripção de Serra-Le? e seus contornos, escripta em doze carta 1822, IA
E.G. Ingham, T. Clarkson, Sierra Leone after a Hundred Years 1894, IA
H. Michell, An introduction to the geography of Sierra Leone 1918, IA
Links General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL
Sierra Leone Page, from African Studies at UPenn; from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford; from Sierra Leone Org
List of Sierra Leone-Related Topics, in : Wikipedia
on History from Sierra Leone Org
Historical Dictionaries
Organizations Sierra Leone Heritage
West Africa Study Circle (Philatelist)
Timelines Timeline, from timelines.ws, from BBC News
Accounts of History Sierra Leone History, from World Rover, from cryfreetown.org
Article History of Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
Politics Article Politics of Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia; Category Politics in Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Net : Sierra Leone; Governments on the WWW : Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone : History and Politics, from ISS
Sierra Leone Profile, from International Crisis Group
A Directory of the Parliament of Sierra Leone 2007-2012
Military Wars of Sierra Leone, 1800-1999, from ACED
Orders, Decorations and Medals of Sierra Leone, from ODM
Aline Leboeuf, Chronological Index : Sierra Leone: List of extremely violent events perpetrated during the War, 1991-2002, from Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
War Crimes Studies Center, UC Berkeley : Special Court for Sierra Leone
M. White, Death Tolls for the Multicides of the Twentieth Century, Sierra Leone 1991-2002
Economy & Finances Global Currency History : Sierra Leone; Article Economy of Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
Category Economy of Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
Global Integrity : Sierra Leone 2006, Sierra Leone 2007
Focus on Sierra Leone : Oil in Sierra Leone ? Part 1: A history of secrecy, public deception and pipedreams
King's College, London : The Sierra Leone Company
J.M. Due, Changes in incomes and imports of consumer goods in Sierra Leone 1966, IA
J.M. Due, Changes in imports of capital goods, Sierra Leone, 1950-1965 1968, IA
Ethnography Languages of Sierra Leone (23), from Ethnologue
Art and Life in Africa : Sierra Leone
Minorities at Risk, Sierra Leone : Creoles, Limna, Mende, Temne
Sierra Leone, from Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Sierra Leone
J.E. Brooks, The Providence African Society's Sierra Leone Emigration Scheme, 1794-1795 : Prologue to the African Colonization Movement, The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, (1974), pp.183-202
R.B. Clarke, The inhabitants of Sierra Leone, n.d., IA
T.E. Poole, Life, Scenery and Customs in Sierra Leone and the Gambia, vol.1 1850, vol.2 1850, IA
R.C. Dallas, The history of the Maroons : from their origin to the establishment of their chief tribe at Sierra Leone : including the expedition to Cuba, for the purpose of procuring Spanish chasseurs ; and the state of the island of Jamaica for the last ten years : with a succinct history of the island previous to that period, vol.1 1803, vol.2 1803, IA
T.M. Winterbottom, An account of the native Africans in the neighbourhood of Sierra Leone 1803, GB
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Sierra Leone, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
H. Seddall, The missionary history of Sierra Leone 1874, IA
Memorials of John Bowen, late Bishop of Sierra Leone 1862, IA
S.A. Walker, The Church of England mission in Sierra Leone 1847, IA
Methodist Mission in Sierra Leone, pp.270-278 in A. Stevens, The history of the religious movement of the eighteenth century, called Methodism 1860, GB
History of Regions Provinces of Sierra Leone, from www.statoids.com, Districts of Sierra Leone, from www.statoids.com
Category Provinces of Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
Local History History of Freetown, from Wikipedia
Institutions History of SLBS (Sierra Leone Broadcasting System), from Farewell to the Queen
Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, from Contemporary Africa Database
Sierra Leone, from Airline History
Biographies Famous Sierra Leoneans, from Nations Encyclopedia
African Women Bibliographic Database
Others J.K. Trotter, The Niger sources and the borders of the new Sierra Leone protectorate 1898, IA

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel); from Regnal Chronologies; from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated)
Heads of State of Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
Lists of Ambassadors List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
Article : United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, from Wikipedia
Chinese Ambassadors to Sierra Leone, from PRC MOFA
Lists of Consuls Political Graveyard : U.S. Consular Officials in Sierra Leone
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Statistics Sierra Leone
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Sierra Leone, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Election Results from Psephos (since 2002); from IFES Election Guide (since 1999); from African Elections Database, since 1957
Elections and Electoral Systems around the world : Sierra Leone, from Area Studies, at Keele
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Selected Articles History of Sierra Leone, from World History Archives
Sierra Leone Archive, from Africa Online News, articles since 2003
Sierra Leone Index, from Africa Online News
Archives, from Sierra Leone Org, News Bulletins 1994-2003
Sierra Leone and the Liberated Areas, pp.327-335, 463-469 in Colonial magazine and commercial-maritime journal, Volume 6 1841
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Staatskalender British Online Archives, Sierra Leone Blue Books 1824-1943
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
Systematic Collections
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Sierra Leone
License Plates : Sierra Leone, from Francoplaque, from License Plates of the World
Passport, from World Passports; scroll down
Airline Timetable Images : Sierra Leone
Archival Deposits National Archives, UK
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Archive Records
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Sierra Leone, from ILO, 33 docs. since 1961
Sierra Leone, from Internet Law Library
A rev. ed. of the ordinances of the colony of Sierra Leone 1908, IA
A short sketch of temporary regulations (until better shall be proposed) : for the intended settlement of the Grain Coast of Africa, near Sierra Leone 1788, IA
Sierra Leone, with the Settlements at Gambia and on the Gold Coast, pp.492-534 in C. Clark, A Summary of Colonial Law, the Practice of the Court of Appeals from the Plantations, and of the Laws and Their Administration in All the Colonies 1834, GB
Treaties Peace Agreements Digital Collection : Sierra Leone, from United States Institute of Peace
Consular Reports Despatches from United States consuls in Sierra Leone, 1858-1906 (1960) IA
Document Surveys British Library, Sierra Leone Official Publications
Document Collections Daily Life in Sierra Leone. The Sherbro 1936-1937, online exhibition at UPenn Museum Archives
Foreign Office (British) : Correspondence with the Commissioners at Sierra Leone, Havana .. (1860), IA
Truth Commissions : Sierra Leone, from United States Institute of Peace
Historical Maps responsible institutions Surveys and Lands Division, Ministry of Lands, Housing & Environment, National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Sierra Leone Atlas of Sierra Leone, from Wikimedia Commons
Sierra Leone Maps, PCL, UTexas
Sierra Leone Web : Historical Maps of Sierra Leone
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
Sierra Leone, Modern Sierra Leone, Ethnic Map, 1969, Nationmaster
Sierra Leone, Historical Bonne Guinea 1771, Wikimedia Commons
R. de Lannoy de Bissy, Carte de l'Afrique ?l'?helle de 1:2 000 000. 23, Free Town, Gallica
Soudan Occidental, 1890, Gallica
The Map Database : Coast of Guinea and Bay of Sierra Liona [Guinea, Sierra Leone] - 1732
Map of Sierra Leone 1842, from Discovering Bristol
Sierra Leone 1906, Sierra Leone 1932, Probert Encyclopedia
Sierra Leone 1913, from britishempire.co.uk
Detail, Modern
Detail, Contemporary J. Janssonius heirs, Genehoa, Jaloffi, et Sierraliones regna, n.d., Gallica
Dheulland Sculp,
Baye de Sierra Leona, 18th C., Gallica
Carte Française du Cap Blanc a Sierra Leone, n.d. (18th C.), Gallica
Bellin, Partie de la coste de Guin? depuis la rivi?e de Sierra Leona jusqu'au cap das Palmas, 1746, Gallica
Bellin, Carte de la coste et pays voisins des rivi?es de Sierra Leona et de Sherbro, 18th C., Gallica
Carte de l'entr? de la rivi?e de Sierra Leona quon appelle aussi Mitomba ou Tagrim, Gallica
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, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 16 Monrovia (1978), PCL, UTexas
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Sierra Leone, Freetown, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1885-1892 edition, in German
Article Sierra Leone, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Articles Sierra Leone, Freetown, from EB 1911
Religious Article Sierra Leone, from Catholic Encyclopedia
Economic Sierra Leone pp.341-342 in J. MacFarlane, Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Geographical Sierra Leone and Bulam, p.803 in part 2 of W. Guthrie, A New geographical, historical and commercial grammar and present state of the several kingdoms of the world 1798, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Sierra Leone House of Representatives, Parliamentasry Debates 1875 IA, 1876 IA, 1877 IA, 1893 IA, 1895 IA, 1899 IA
Travelogues A.M. Falconbridge, Two voyages to Sierra Leone during the years 1791-2-3: in a series of letters 1794, GB
T. Coke, An interesting narrative of a mission, sent to Sierra Leone, in Africa, 1812, GB
A.G. Laing, E. Sabine, Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries 1825, GB
F.H. Rankin, The white man's grave : a visit to Sierra Leone, in 1834, vol.1 1836, vol.2 1836, GB
Residence Memoirs E. Colville of Culross, A residence at Sierra Leone 1849, GB
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums in Sierra Leone, from International Council of African Museums
Libraries National Libraries of Africa : Sierra Leone
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry; National Anthem, from National Anthems Net
Coins, Banknotes Sierra Leone banknotes, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money; from World Currency Museum
Collection of Coins : Sierra Leone, bilingual Russian-English page
Stamps Stamps Sierra Leone 1861-1912, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer; Rare Sierra Leone Stamps from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Sierra Leone 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.237-279 in C.P. Foray, Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1977 [G]
P.C. Andersen, Bibliography, posted on Sierra Leone Web
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies
serial publications
general bibliographies
Sierra Leone 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)
Sierra Leone-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna

Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Sierra Leone Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
Online Journals full text online
Table of Contents
General Accounts Univ. of Bradford, Transformation of War Economies Project : Bibliography for Sierra Leone and West Africa
Christopher Fyfe, A History of Sierra Leone, Oxford : UP 1963
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.905-909 Article Western Africa : Siera Leone. 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 Sierra Leone, pp.26-29
Historical Dictionaries Cecil P. Foray, Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone, Lanham Md. : Scarecrow 1977 [G]

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