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History, Latin America

  • Artes e Historia Mexico
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    Information database, full text reviews, bibliography and images, with links to reference sources and electronic journals on the Internet related to Mexican history and arts.
  • Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969
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    The Confidential Print: Latin America series offers in fulltext the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Office, from one-page letters or telegrams to large volumes or texts of treaties. These items were printed and circulated to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad. The documents cover Latin America and the Caribbean, from just after the final Spanish withdrawal from mainland America in the 1820s to the height of the Cold War in the 1960s. Covering revolutions, territorial changes and political movements, foreign financial interests, industrial and infrastructural development (including the building of the Panama Canal), wars, slavery, immigration from Europe and relations with indigenous peoples.
  • Country Studies
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    The Country Studies/Area Handbook Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Studies included here were published between 1988 and 1998. Information on some countries may no longer be up to date. See the "Research Completed" date at the beginning of each study or the "Data as of" date at the end of each section of text. Older studies, including some on countries that no longer exist in the same form, such as East Germany and the Soviet Union, may be retained because they continue to offer historical information of value to researchers.
  • Hispanic-American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
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    Locate articles in the humanities and social sciences from and about Latin America and related to Chicano and Latino studies from the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Some fulltext available.
  • HLAS Online
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    HLAS Online, the Handbook of Latin American Studies, is the major bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1935, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
  • Latin American Business History: Resources and Research
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    Starting in December 2007, a team of researchers at the Harvard BusinessSchool began interviewing 21 leading business practitioners from Argentina and Chile for their Latin American business history initiative. The hope isthat these oral histories will serve as a valuable resource forresearch on the business history of these two countries since the 1960s. On this site,visitors can listen to the interviews (in Spanish) and also read transcriptsin English. Each profile contains a brief biography of each businessperson, along with material on their service to their respective industry.
  • Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs
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    Collection of 600 hundred photographs and print images in books and albums, from the 19th to the early 20th centuries, associated with the former New World colonies of Spain and Portugal. Subject terms cover the lands, exploration, architectural heritage, peoples and cultures of Mexico, Central America, South America and the islands of the Caribbean. Searchable and browsable, with a list of the works containing the images.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.