Major Research Tools

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920

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Digital collection of over 1,200 books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean Islands. Can be searched or browsed by subject, genre, place of publication, language, etc.


Handbook of Latin American Studies

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Coverage: 1935-present

A searchable annotated bibliography of articles, books and reports on Latin America. Produced by the Library of Congress.


Historical Abstracts

Index
Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1955 to present

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.


Latin American & Caribbean Digital Primary Resources

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Database of links to open access digitized collections of primary sources that relate to Latin America and the Caribbean. Maintained by SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials).

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

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In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of Latin American history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.


Other Suggested Research Tools

AHA Guide to Historical Literature

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Location: Call #: D20 A46 1995x

Highly selective, annotated bibliography of books and articles in every field of historical scholarship. Bibliographies are organized geographically and further subdivided by time period and topic.


Clase and Periódica

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Index of over 2,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, and sciences journals in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.


Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

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Coverage: 1900 to present

Pamphlets, flyers, posters, postcards, and other ephemera created by social activists, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, political parties, public policy think tanks, and other types of organizations  to publicize their views, positions, agendas, policies, events, and activities. The majority of materials are from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Venezuela, but almost every country in Latin America and the Caribbean is represented.


Digital Library of the Caribbean

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Collection of digitized documents, books, newspapers, and other materials relating to Caribbean culture and history.


Early Americas Digital Archive

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"Collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820."


Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

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Digitized collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes many titles published bilingually in Spanish and English.


Latin American Newspapers, 1805-1922

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Collection of digitized Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features titles from across South and Central America as well as parts of the Caribbean and Africa. Most of the content is in Spanish, with some in Portuguese or English.


Specialized Collections

Age of Exploration

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Primary sources, including audio-visual materials, relating to key events in the history of European maritime exploration from c.1420-1920.


Archives Unbound

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Collection of specialized document archives. Most cover American history, but there are also collections covering Cuba (Feminism in Cuba), Mexico (Revolution in Mexico), India (Indian Army and Colonial Warfare on the Frontiers of India; The Hindu Conspiracy Cases), and Africa (Evangelism in Africa).


Brazilian Government Documents

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Executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil’s national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available to the end of the first Republic in 1930.

Church Missionary Society Periodicals

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Coverage: 1804-2009

Publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the South American Missionary Society and the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (CEZMS). CMS was founded in 1799 with aims including social reform in England and world evangelization. CMS was one of the most influential Protestant mission agencies and its work spread from Africa to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.


Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969

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Collection of the most important papers generated by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices relating to Latin America. Covers all countries of mainland South and Central America, plus Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.


Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961

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Collection of the most important papers generated by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices relating to North America. Covers the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America.


Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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Information on the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. Covers the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.


Digital National Security Archive

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Collections of declassified documents covering US policy decisions around nuclear escalation and non-proliferation, the space race and military uses of space, and the Cuban missile crisis. Also includes collections of documents covering US foreign policy in relation to: Argentina; China; Colombia; Cuba; Mexico; South Africa; and North and South Korea.


Eighteenth Century Journals

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Coverage: 1685-1835

Full-text of magazines and newspapers providing a broad representation of print journalism in the eighteenth century. Most titles are British, but the collection also includes titles from from Canada, the Caribbean, India, and France. Minimal overlap with materials in other collections such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), The Burney Collection, etc.


El Caribe Digital Archive

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Coverage: 1956-present

Digitized archive of El Caribe, one of the Dominican Republic's main daily newspapers, covering events in the DR and across the Caribbean region. In Spanish.


Empire Online

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Primary sources charting the rise and fall of empires, from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others to decolonization in the second half of the twentieth century. Includes perspectives from colonizers as well as indigenous peoples from Africa, India and North America.


European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

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Index of works about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. "Covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples." Note that the full text of English language titles may be found in Early English Books Online or Eighteenth Century Collections Online; for the full text of French titles, check Gallica.


Hemeroteca Digital

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Digitized Spanish-language periodicals from the 19th century through the 1930s. Most titles are from Spain, but some are from other Spanish speaking countries. From the National Library of Spain.

Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers

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Coverage: 1807-1929

Over 1,000 titles providing local, regional, and state-wide coverage of Mexico's revolutionary and independence periods. Almost all titles are in Spanish, with a handful of coverage in English or other languages.


J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana

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Collection of primary sources on 19th-century Colombian history and culture.


Migration to New Worlds

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Coverage: c. 1800-c. 1980

Major collection of oral histories, personal accounts, correspondence, shipping records, and many other primary sources covering the experience of migration from Europe and Asia to the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.


National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books

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Collection of declassified United States government documents on foreign affairs and national security since World War II. Documents are grouped by topic or region of the world and cover nuclear history, U.S. intelligence and government secrecy, humanitarian interventions, the 9/11 attacks, and more.


Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives

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Part of the American Memory project from the Library of Congress, this site focuses on writings about the early history of Puerto Rico.


Slave Voyages

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Detailed data on slaving voyages from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database and the Intra-American Slave Trade Database. Also includes the African Names Database, which provides details of Africans taken from captured slave ships or from African trading sites, and a database of images relating to the slave trade.


Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice

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Coverage: 1490-2007

Vast collection of documents relating to the global slave trade and subsequent abolition efforts and social justice movements. Documents include manuscripts, court records, maps, lists of slaves and ships' logs, books, statistics, and many types of images.


Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History

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Coverage: 1835 - 1976

Diaries and correspondence, plus some illustrations, describing the motivations for and experiences of travel by 19th & 20th century American women to destinations across the globe.


Wilson Center Digital Archive

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Declassified historical materials from archives around the world covering the Cold War, Korea, and nuclear proliferation.