Sierra Leone

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Colony of Sierra Leone originated in the sale and cession, in 1787, by native chiefs to English settlers, of a piece of land intended as a home for natives of Africa who were waifs in London, and later it was used as a settlement for Africans rescued from slave-ships. The hinterland was declared a British protectorate on 21 Aug. 1896.


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Books of Reference

  1. Atlas of Sierra Leone. Ed. Survey and Lands Dept. Freetown, 1953Google Scholar
  2. Sierra Leone Studies, Ed. J. D. Hargreaves. Freetown, 1953 ff.Google Scholar
  3. Fyfe, C., A History of Sierra Leone. OUP, 1962Google Scholar
  4. Jack, D. T., Economic Survey of Sierra Leone. Government Printer, Freetown, 1958Google Scholar
  5. Lewis, R., Sierra Leone. HMSO, 1954Google Scholar
  6. Porter, A. T., Creoledom: a study in the development of Freetown society. OUP, 1963Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1965

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