Explore The World From Past To Present
Curated by and for Latin American academics, the Archives of Latin American and Caribbean History, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century, is designed to enrich research and student assignments by unlocking thousands of previously inaccessible primary and secondary source documents from libraries across the world. This multidisciplinary resource includes a comprehensive range of content for the region, providing research across the humanities for current issues and events in Latin America and the Caribbean and historical perspectives back to the colonial period. It is an appealing and beneficial resource for academics, students, and libraries with an interest in Latin American and Caribbean regional history.
The archive is made up of more than 1.3 million pages of historical material across 33 archival collections from the United States and Europe. The historical collections provide original manuscripts, signed letters, expedition records, reports, maps, diaries, descriptions of voyages, ephemera, and more from sources such as:
- Brazil's Popular Groups, 1966-1986
- Colección de Documentos Inéditos Relativos al Descubrimiento, Conquista Y Organización de Las Antiguas Posesiones Españolas de America Y Oceania. -- Madrid : M.B. de Quyros, 1864-1884
- Conquistadors: The Struggle for Colonial Power in Latin America, 1492-1825
- Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Havana, Cuba, 1783-1906
- Latin American History and Culture: An Archival Record, Series 1: The Yale University Collection of Latin American Manuscripts, Parts 1-7
- Latin American and Iberian biographies
- Latin American Independence: Nineteenth Century Political and Official Pamphlets
- Mexican and Central American Political and Social Ephemera
- Papers of Agustin de Iturbide, 1799-1880
- US State Department records on Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico and more
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