Project of Michigan State University, IFAN, and WARC. http://www.aodl.org/
Includes - Collection
Boubacar Barry (historical writings on the Futa Jalon from Professor of History
Curtin Collection (photographs, audio interview on his work on economic change
in precolonial Senegambia in the era of the slave trade, Bundu),
Toro, Senegal and Mauritania ("The Fulbe people have played a prominent
role in West African history, and a complete
the Fuuta Tooro Oral History Project is available."
Plus interviews in Pulaar). [KF]
Not active. Discussion list on African labor history. Was moderated by
Carolyn Brown, Rutgers Univ. labor historian. AFRLABOR-Request@acuvax.acu.edu
An inventory of African political party materials
(1945-1963) and government documents (1938-1970). Full text, in pdf. 18 pages. "The collection, comprising 23 microfilm reels, contains core documentation
and important primary resource material used as a basis for Dr. Morgenthau's
prize-winning book, "Political Parties in French Speaking West
Africa." (1965 winner of the Melville J. Herskovits award)."
Includes trade union publications, R.D.A.
publications, French policy in Africa, pan-african conferences.
Covers Dahomey (Benin), Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, Soudan (Mali), Belgian
Congo, Cameroun, Ghana, Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland, Togo, Gambia,
"The newspapers and serials contained within the collection have been
cataloged separately and contain a number of unique titles not previously
referenced in OCLC. A listing of these titles may be found by searching
the Center's catalog
with the series title "Documents on African Political History."
The 28 reel collection can be borrowed by CAMP
members and CRL members. Non-members pay $110 for interlibrary loan.
"A frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money
at a certain period of time be worth today?" The sources listed below are
useful in attempting to answer this question. They are not about the value
of old coins and banknotes." Has links to sites for European,
U.S. currencies, etc. Examples for the U.S. are the Inflation
Calculator which "adjusts any given amount of money for inflation,
according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 2000" or the NewsEngin's
"...to promote the study of and interest in economic and social history".
The Society holds conferences at South African universities and publishes
TheSouth African Journal of Economic History. http://home.intekom.com/joni/ehsoc.htm
Full text documents from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), precursor to the World Trade Organization.
"The Stanford University Libraries have embarked on a multi-year project to capture digitally a significant collection of archival material , internal documents and selected publications produced by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor organization, the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland." http://gatt.stanford.edu
Examples of documents -
1991 Statement by H.E. Mr. E.A. Azikiwe, Ambassador, Permanent Representative
"...Nigeria has taken supplementary measures to strengthen its domestic legislation in order to prevent and forestall illegal dumping of dangerous goods, and hazardous and toxic wastes on its
territory...." 2 p. (in PDF)
1986 Nigeria : Statement by Mr. M.O.K. Williams. Permanent Secretary, Fedrral Ministry of Trade. He comments on the heavy agricultural subsidization in developed economies which hurt developing countries. 4 p. (in PDF)
Political and economic history of Liberia, including
cultural affairs, from 1822 to date. Includes a chronology of Liberia's presidents
with biographical information, maps, photographs (19th
c. colonists), section on Liberian money with images, a
bibliography. Maintained by Dr. Fred Van Der Kraaij whose dissertation was
on the role of foreign investments in the development of Liberia 1900-1977,
published as "The open door policy of Liberia : an economic history
of modern Liberia ." (1983). [KF] http://www.liberiapastandpresent.org
Associate Professor, History, UCLA. Links to full text articles and book chapters. Examples: Paper Economy of Faith without Faith in Paper: A Reflection on Islamic Institutional History." and "Contracting Caravans: Partnership and Profit in Nineteenth-Century Trans-Saharan Trade." http://www.history.ucla.edu/people/faculty?lid=653
56 pages. In
Adobe pdf. PAS Working Paper No. 3 (1998). How pre-colonial East African
consumerism shaped global relationships from Bombay to Boston. [KF] http://www.northwestern.edu/african-studies/pubs/wp3prestholdt.pdf
Table of contents for the 1996 + issues. This quarterly attempts
to "provide radical analysis and commentary on trends and issues
in Africa. It has paid particular attention to class and gender analysis,
to marxist interpretations of change in Africa." Published by Carfax,
United Kingdom. Library subscriptions are US$420.00 per yr. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/03056244.html
Catalog of political ephemera (from political parties, trade unions and pressure groups) including from African countries. See the Commonwealth Author and Title Lists. "particularly
strong holdings from South Africa and from the former frontline states." Online posters (African National Congress, Zimbabwe elections). Full text pamphlets (South Africa, Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia), and a paper by Danny Millum. http://www.sas.ac.uk/polarch
See also the one day workshop on
'Political ephemera from the Commonwealth and Latin America'
July 4, 2005. Program (pdf) . Abstracts (pdf).