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Why do archive files on Britain’s colonial past keep going missing?

The National Archives are home to more than 11m documents, many of them covering the most disturbing periods of Britain’s colonial past. The uncomfortable truths revealed in previously classified government files have proved invaluable to those seeking to understand this country’s history or to expose past injustices. Read More Article originally published on The Guardian

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New website for the National Archives of Côte d’Ivoire

The National Archives of Côte d’Ivoire contain numerous documents which haven’t been used by historians so far. Jean-Pierre Bat and Vincent Hiribarren have created this small website to show the potential of these archives for researchers. In this webste, you will find the history of the national archives, the inventory of a large section of the colonial archives (Serie EE : Affaires Politiques) and a sample of colonial archives (treaties, a map, an oath of allegiance, intelligence files) that you might want to use for your teaching and/or research.  https://archivescolonialesabidjan.wordpress.com/

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