Homepage of the National Archives in Benin. You will find some 170 digitalised original historical documents (1893-1937) of the period of slavery, slave trade and colonialism in Benin. They are classed by topic as follows: political affairs, work and manpower, general correspondence. However, you cannot class or search the documents by topic, you will have to browse the ten pages. Furthermore, you will find some short historical background information and some photographs of historical sites linked to slavery and slave trade in Benin. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the National Archives in Ghana. You will find information on the institution. Furthermore you will find 17 digitalised historical documents (1688-1889) of the Slave-Trade-Archive. [editors ilissAfrica]
Virtual Tour of the island of Gorée and the Slave House which was used to imprison slaves before they were sent to America during the slave trade. Unfortunetaly, the video file does not work, but you can watch the pictures and read the captions. [editors ilissAfrica]
Gallica is the virtual library of the National Library of France. Through its African collection you have access to the accounts, photographs etc of travellers to / exploreres of Africa. The virtual library holds 900 text documents (partly whole books in full text), 30 journals, 80 maps, 20 hours auf audio material and 6,500 photographs. In the year 2002, furthermaterial was meant to be added. You have four possibilities of access: free search of the catalogue, browsing via geography, topic and journals.
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The Center for Research Libraries holds a number of resources (including full text documents) relating to Germany's foreign affairs and colonial operations which are presented here. These primary and secondary sources illuminate the German experience of colonialism.
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On this website you will above all find many links concerning archaeology, not only of the African diaspora but also in Africa. Under "Research > African Archaeology, History and Cultures" you will not only find many links, but also many fulltext documents, among others about archaeology in different African countries. Besides the archaeology focus, there is also a focus on African and diaspora religions. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) was founded in 1936 by the governor general of former French West Africa (AOF) as the Institut Français d'Afrique Noire. Its first director was the well known explorer Thédore Monod. The mission of the IFAN was to do scientific research about Africa, especially about the AOF. In 1960, the IFAN was integrated into the University of Dakar. In 1966, it changed its name into Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire.
Today, the IFAN has the following departments: social sciences, humanities, zoology, botany, geology, museums.
The IFAN possesses many old valuable documents from French colonial times, including photographic material and other media. The holdings of the library and the archives are not yet recorded online. There are projects for digitalisation in the future. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Open Access Archive in Spanish with a lot of full text documents on Equatorial Guinea, but also on Africa and other African countries (there, you will also find articles in English or French ). [editors ilissAfrica]