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History of Sierra Leone

Christopher Fyfe

History of Sierra Leone

by Christopher Fyfe

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Christopher Fyfe.
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Open LibraryOL16835858M

Much of the research and study of the formation of Sierra Leone focuses almost exclusively on the role of the so-called Creoles, or descendants of ex-slaves from Europe, North America, Jamaica, and Africa living in the colony. In this book, Joseph J. Bangura cuts through this typical narrative Author: Joseph J. Bangura. European explorers had first sighted the coast of Sierra Leone in when a Portuguese expedition, commanded by Alvaro Fernandes, passed the river Casamance. Sixteen years later Pedro da Sintra -- so called because he came from a town in Portugal named Sintra -- bringing two armed carvels, mapped the capes, rivers and islands.

  Freetown is the capital, principal port, commercial center, and largest city of Sierra Leone.. The city was founded by British Naval Lieutenant John Clarkson and freed American slaves from Nova Scotia.. Freetown was part of the larger colony of the Sierra Leone which was founded by the Sierra Leone Company (SLC) in The SLC, organized by British businessman and abolitionist William. The Conflict in Sierra Leone and the Engagement of the United Nations The conflict in Sierra Leone dates from March when fighters of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) launched a war from the east of the country near the border with Liberia to overthrow the government. With the support of the Military Observer Group.

Sierra Leone came to world attention in the s when a catastrophic civil war linked to the diamond trade was reported globally. This fleeting interest, however, obscured much of the longer history of the region, and made Sierra Leone a laboratory for post-Cold War interventions. Sierra Leone History, Language and Culture History of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has been inhabited for thousands of years. Previous to Sierra Leone’s discovery by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Da Cintra in , the country was organised in small political units of independent kingdoms.


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Sierra Leone (sēĕr´ə lēō´nē, lēōn´; sēr´ə lēōn), officially Republic of Sierra Leone, republic ( est. pop. 5,), 27, sq mi (71, sq km), W is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Guinea in the north and east, and by Liberia in the south.

Freetown is the capital. Land Sierra Leone's mi (km) Atlantic coastline is made up of a belt. Books shelved as sierra-leone: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna, Radiance of Tomorrow by I.

History of Sierra Leone - Wikipedia. Gives the history of Sierra Leone's chiefdoms and their ruling houses. The original link is to Harvard University Department of Economics. Sierra Leonean Heroes. Sierra Leonean Heroes: Fifty Men and Women Who Helped to Build Our Nation, Commissioned by the Sierra Leone government, Sierra Leone at the End of the Twentieth Century: History, Politics, and Society by Earl Conteh-Morgan, Mac Dixon-Fyle and a great selection of related books, art.

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The book draws on a variety of sources to provide the reader with a clear and compelling account of Sierra Leone's political history. Its strengths are two: first, it offers an analysis that cuts through the complexities of the countr's history; and second, it sets the history of colonial and post-colonial Sierra Leone within the relevant.

Sierra Leone – Early History. Archaeology findings show that Sierra Leone has been inhabited for thousands of years.

Traditional historiography has customarily presented it as a people by successive waves of invaders; but the language pattern suggests that the coastal Bulom (Sherbro), Temne, and Limba have been in continuous settled occupation for a long time, with sporadic immigration from.

History Of Taxation In Sierra Leone. After the American Revolutionary War, the Americans tried to settle the freed slaves who were with the Great Britain. In the yearpeople went to the Sierra Leone province; they got some land from the Temne leaders and set up the province of freedom which is located near the present Freetown.

More. Get this from a library. A new history of Sierra Leone. [Joe A D Alie] -- This book is an account of the history of Sierra Leone from pre-colonial times. It opens with an examination of the political organisation of the major language communities before the arrival of. The Temne of Sierra Leone.

African Agency in the Making of a British Colony. Author:: Joseph J. Bangura, Kalamazoo College, Michigan. Much of the research and study of the formation of Sierra Leone focuses almost exclusively on the role of the so-called Creoles, or descendants of ex-slaves from Europe, North America, Jamaica, and Africa living in the colony.

The History of Sierra Leone Issue 9 of Africana modern library Issue 9 of Cass library of African studies Issue 9 of Cass library of African studies: Africana modern library: Author: A. Sibthorpe: Contributor: Robert William July: Publisher: Psychology Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects. Get this from a library.

A history of Sierra Leone. [Christopher Fyfe] -- "This monumental history of Sierra Leone, the first to be published on such a scale, is written with particular emphasis on liberated Africans and their descendants, the Sierra Leone Creoles, and.

Sierra Leone: A Political History by David Harris examines years of the country’s history and fifty years of independence, placing state-society relations at the centre of this investigation of those who have tried to rule or change Sierra Leone.

Lenneke Sprik finds that this read is useful for scholars and students with a specific File Size: KB. A new history of Sierra Leone by Alie, Joe A. Publication date Topics Sierra Leone -- History.

Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on May 1, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Terms of Pages: Sierra Leone has been a source of and destination for refugees.

Sierra Leone’s civil war internally displaced as many as 2 million people, or almost half the population, and forced almost another half million to seek refuge in neighboring countries (, Sierra Leoneans fled to. Sierra Leone, country of western Africa. The country owes its name to the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra, the first European to sight and map Freetown harbour.

The original Portuguese name, Serra Lyoa (“Lion Mountains”), referred to the range of hills that surrounds the harbour.

The capital, Freetown, commands one of the.This is an excellent book that deals superbly and even-handedly with the complex political history of Sierra Leone. As a PhD candidate in International Political Economy whose study has a significant component dealing with the narrow topic of extractive industries in Sierra Leone I was looking for a book that gave a thorough overview of Sierra Leone’s political history – and that’s /5(3).Other articles where History of Sierra Leone is discussed: Sierra Leone: History: This discussion focuses on Sierra Leone from the 15th century.

For a treatment of earlier periods and of the country in its regional context, see western Africa, history of.