By Arnold Hughes, David Perfect
A Political historical past of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the 1st entire account of the political historical past of the previous British West African dependency to be written. It uses a lot hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian authentic and personal documentary resources, in addition to interviews with many Gambian politicians and previous British colonial officers. the 1st a part of the publication charts the origins and features of contemporary politics in colonial Bathurst (Banjul) and its growth into the Gambian inside (Protectorate) within the 20 years after international warfare II. via independence in 1965, older urban-based events within the capital have been defeated by way of a brand new, rural-based political enterprise, the People's revolutionary celebration (PPP). the second one a part of the publication analyzes the ability through which the PPP, less than President Sir Dawda Jawara, succeeded in defeating either present and new rival political events and an tried coup in 1981. The ebook closes with an evidence of the loss of life of the PPP by the hands of a military coup in 1994. The e-book not just establishes these particular features of Gambian political historical past, but additionally relates those to the broader nearby and African context, in the course of the colonial and independence sessions.
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Extra resources for A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
This can be found in CO 87/117, Gouldsbury to Rowe, September 9,1881. [Gambia Government], A Report of 1891 Census by WC Cates Acting Registrar. This can be found in CO 87/139, Llewelyn to Secretary of State, July 21, 1891. [Colonial Office], Colony of the Gambia, Census 1901, Report of the Superintendent. (London: HMSO, 1902). This can be found in CO 87/163, Denton to Chamberlain, June 24, 1901. population. Kombo St. Mary also had a sizeable Wolof population, but very few Aku lived there. 5. Population of Bathurst and Kombo St.
Since independence, the Manjago population has mainly resided in Brikama LGA. Relatively little is known about the history of the Manjago in The Gambia. It would appear that in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, they were often employed as sailors around Bathurst. There is little available information on their main occupations in more recent periods (although some are palm-wine tappers in the Kombos). 6). The number of Bambara living in the Protectorate increased rapidly until after World War II, before apparently declining sharply by 1963; this decline was probably largely due to a reclassification of many Bambara as Malians.
Kombo St. Mary also had a sizeable Wolof population, but very few Aku lived there. 5. Population of Bathurst and Kombo St. Mary by Ethnic Group, 1911–63 1911 B 1921 B 1944 B 1951 B KSM 1963 B KSM Wolof Mandinka Jola Aku Fula Serere Manjago Serahuli Bambara Tukulor Ibo Other African European and other non-African 3,705 269 423 749 228 579 128 84 61 n/a 357 797 3202 3,069 425 571 592 262 563 158 162 189 97 275 2,3351 5293 10,130 2,412 1,710 2,564 1,063 1,075 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,924 2744 9,544 1,801 1,351 2,552 1,018 951 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,993 3925 1,237 11,311 2,314 3,338 1,620 1,422 131 2,515 893 1,021 405 732 n/a 502 n/a 344 n/a 181 n/a 110 n/a n/a 943 6,014 1526 3197 1,723 3,319 1,431 202 1,006 493 203 248 218 28 n/a 3,191 1468 Total 7,700 9,227 21,152 19,602 7,695 12,208 27,809 1 Includes 1,215 “mixed tribe” population.