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Pre cis of information concerning the Colony of Sierra Leone.

R. E. Darwin

Pre cis of information concerning the Colony of Sierra Leone.

by R. E. Darwin

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Published by EP Microform Ltd in Wakefield .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published London: H.M.S.O., 1887.

The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (98 fr.) ;
Number of Pages98
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13779836M

  The history of Sierra Leone began when the lands became inhabited by indigenous African peoples at least 2, years ago. Sierra Leone has played a significant part in modern African political liberty and nationalism, and became independent of the United Kingdom in The Afro-European colony was founded by a British organization for freed American slaves on Ma African-American involvement in Sierra Leone began in when Paul Cuffee, a prosperous black and American Indian Quaker, ship owner, and lifelong campaigner for black people's rights, set sail from Massachusetts for Freetown with a crew of nine African-American journey came in response to an invitation from England's Royal African Society to visit the colony.

SENGBE PIEH (ca. ) HERO OF THE AMISTAD REVOLT. Sengbe Pieh was a Mende farmer whose extraordinary courage in resisting slavery earned him a lasting place in the histories of Sierra Leone and the United States.. Sengbe was captured in his rice farm in January, and ultimately sold to a Spanish slave trader near modern Sulima. Sierra Leone’s economic freedom score is , making its economy the th freest in the Index. Its overall score has increased by point due to higher scores for property rights and.

  Sierra Leone has moved from conflict to stability, holding four presidential and general elections between and , including changes in government. These steps forward in Sierra Leone’s democratic progression are accompanied with high hopes for a disciplined leadership, integrity, efficiency and economic prosperity. Sierra Leone shares borders with Guinea and Atlantic Ocean lies to the west. Sierra Leone has four physical regions. Along the Atlantic coast is a flat, swampy plain. The Sierra Leone peninsula is a region of thickly wooded mountains that rise from the coastal swamps.


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Pre cis of information concerning the Colony of Sierra Leone by R. E. Darwin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sierra Leone’s Pre-colonial and Colonial era military and security forces. The study of armed forces in Africa tend focus on the contemporary peculiarities with little understanding of or regarding for the history of the nations, peoples and states. The colony that was to become Sierra Leone was first settled by colonists in The Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate was the British colonial administration in Sierra Leone from topart of the British Empire from the abolitionism era until the decolonisation era.

The Crown colony, which included the area surrounding Freetown, was established in The protectorate was established in and included the interior of what is today known as Sierra l: Freetown. Sierra Leone was colonized in by freed slaves arriving from England; other groups followed from Nova Scotia () and Jamaica ().

They were sponsored and governed by the private Sierra Leone Company untilwhen Britain made Sierra Leone a crown colony. In Read More; conflict with Guinea. The consequences of the anti-slavery movement led to the establishment of the Sierra Leone Colony.

Many of the freed slaves were languishing in Canada and England and needed a place to live their new lives. Freetown, now the capital of Sierra Leone, was chosen as the new world for the freed slaves. On April 8,the first group of freed.

Sierra Leone has played a significant part in modern African political liberty and nationalism. In the s, a new constitution united the Crown Colony and Protectorate, which had previously been governed separately.

Sierra Leone gained independence from the United Kingdom in Ap and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Following the American Revolution, a colony was established in and Sierra Leone became a destination for resettling black loyalists who had originally been resettled in Nova Scotia.

After the abolition of the slave trade inBritish crews delivered thousands of Africans liberated from illegal slave ships to Sierra Leone, particularly.

Sierra Leone got independence in the year from British. Sierra Leone was a colony of British since British were in this small African country in the west coast before and it used to trade slaves. In the yeara small area of land where the freed slaves got settled was bought.

British Philanthropists later (after 3 centuries) founded the Sierra Leone Colony on the Sierra Leone peninsula in as a “Province of Freedom”; or better still,a settlement for freed slaves from Britain, commonly called “the Black Poor”, and ex-service men of the.

Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone - Civil war: The difficulties in the country were compounded in March when conflict in neighbouring Liberia spilled over the border into Sierra Leone. Momoh responded by deploying troops to the border region to repel the incursion of Liberian rebels known as the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), led by Charles Taylor.

Sierra Leone Freetown, Sierra Leone, midth century. [Drawings of Western Africa, University of Virginia Library, Special Collections, MSSno.

8] Kingdom of Quoja, Sierra Leone, late 17th c. [Based on Jean Barbot, A Description of the Coasts of North and South Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, ), vol.

2, pl facing p. Sierra Leone was the first declared British Crown colony in West Africa in with the Governor of Sierra Leone being responsible for the former Gold Coast and the Gambia. But in spite of this seemingly prestigious status, it took the British ninety-eight (98) years before they started their very first school in Sierra Leone- the Bo.

This substantial and thoroughly documented book is a political biography of an important figure in Sierra Leone.

It is also a comment on two of the major themes of the country's history—the relations between the Colony (Krio Society) and the. 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. The British set up a trading post near present-day Freetown in the 17th century.

Originally, the trade involved timber and ivory, but later it expanded to slaves. Following the American Revolution, a colony was established in and Sierra Leone became a destination for resettling black loyalists who had originally been resettled in Nova Scotia.

On that basis Sierra Leone became independent on 27 April At independence, two main parties shared the votes in a multiparty political system. First in office was the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) during under Sir Milton Margai.

The elections were won by the All People’s Congress (APC) under Dr Siaka Stevens. 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 surrounding the making of the British colony, and instead offers a fresh look at the role of the.

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Identification. The name "Sierra Leone" dates back towhen Portuguese explorer Pedro da Cintra, sailing down the West African coast, saw the tall mountains rising up on what is now the Freetown Peninsula and called them the "Lion Mountains," or " Serra Lyoa."Successive visits by English sailors and later British colonization modified the name to "Sierra Leone.".

Sierra Leone - British Colony. Freetown, was founded in as a home for repatriated former slaves from London and the Americas. Sitting on a coastal peninsula, the city overlooks the Sierra. Sierra Leone has had that name since the 15th century.

It was established as a colony for freed slaves at a time when slavery continued elsewhere. These books include population numbers, the accounts and lists of Sierra Leone's officers.

Details of its trading partners and social services are. 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 colony was under the control of the Sierra Leone Company.

In the yearslave trade was outlawed by the Great Britain. In the yearthe colony came under the control of British government. The Sierra Leone was made the British protectorate in the year and hut tax was introduced in the year and the people had to pay the.Map showing Freetown and its environs, from: Sierra Leone Company.

An account of the colony of Sierra Leone, from its first establishment in London: printed and sold by James Philips, George Yard, Lombard Street, [FCO Historical Collection DT SIE].