Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone
Scarecrow Press, 27.3.2006 - 344 sivua
Sierra Leone was founded, albeit under British control, with the highest hopes of being a refuge for liberated Africans and freed slaves. When the country received its independence, hopes for the future grew even stronger. Alas, its expectations came crashing down when the country's situation grew steadily worse after repeated military interventions and a devastating ten-year civil war that raged throughout the 1990s. Now that the war is over, there is once again renewed cause for optimism about the country's future, as Sierra Leone becomes an active participant in African and world affairs. This new edition is based primarily on recent research on the country, but covers the earliest known inhabitants, the colonial era, and the period of independence including the very confusing turmoil of the recent past. The chronology briefly traces its history and the introduction provides an essential overview of all the recent developments in the country. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries describe significant leaders, events, political parties and movements, ethnic groups, and related political, economic, and social aspects. A bibliography is included to facilitate further research.
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19th century Africana Research Bulletin Albert Margai Alimamy appointed Bangura became Bilali Bokari born British chiefdom colonial government conﬂict culture diamonds District dominant ECOMOG Economic elections England ethnic groups Falaba ﬁrst Foday Sankoh forces Fourah Bay College Freetown Fula Fyle governor Guinea inﬂuence interior Islamic Johnny Paul Koroma Journal Kabbah Kamajor Kamara Kambia Karimu Kenema Kissi Koinadugu District Kono Koranko Kpaa Mende Krio Lahai later leader Legislative Council Leone People’s Party Leone’s Liberia Mande Mandinka military Milton Margai Momoh Moyamba Moyamba District National Nigeria northern Sierra Leone NPRC paramount chief People’s Party SLPP political Poro Port Loko president prominent protectorate Pujehun Pujehun District rebels returned to Sierra rule ruler Samori School in Freetown Sherbro Siaka Stevens Sierra Leone government Sierra Leone People’s Sierra Leonean slaves Society sofa Solima Sori Soso Suluku Temne territory tion Tonko Limba town trade United University of Sierra West Africa Yalunka