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Historical dictionary of The Gambia

Author: Arnold Hughes; David Perfect
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Series: Historical dictionaries of Africa, no. 109
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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The Gambia achieved its independence from Great Britain on February 18, 1965 and became mainland Africa's smallest state. Despite its small size and population, it was able to establish itself as a functioning parliamentary democracy for nearly 30 years, avoiding the common fate of other African countries, which soon fell under authoritarian single-party rule or experienced military coups. In addition, its political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hughes, Arnold, 1941-
Historical dictionary of The Gambia.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008007153
(OCoLC)212627111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Hughes; David Perfect
ISBN: 9780810862609 0810862603
OCLC Number: 251449854
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: Acronyms and abbreviations --
Map and key --
Chronology --
Introduction --
The dictionary --
Appendices: Chief Executives, 1829-2008; Gambian parliamentary election results, 1960-2006; Gambian presidential election results, 1972-2005; Results of referenda for a republic; Gambian population statistics; Gambian population : ethnic distribution.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of Africa, no. 109
Responsibility: Arnold Hughes and David Perfect.

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The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of The Gambia--through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on  Read more...

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This book is suitable for the reference shelves of large academic libraries and specialized African collections. * American Reference Books Annual, March 2009 *

 
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