Latin American History

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History of Latin America
Latin American Network Information Center, University of Texas, Austin
Includes Regional, Country, and International resources.

Research Sites for Latin American History Since 1826
An important collection of around 150 links
Created and maintained by Richard W. Slatta, Dept. of History, NC State University

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1492: An Ongoing Voyage
Online Exhibit from the Library of Congress

African Americans and National Identities in Central America (English and Spanish)
NEH Collaborative Research- "A Color for the Cosmic Race"
"An interdisciplinary, multinational research program to reconceptualize and document, both visually and textually, the history of people of African descent in Central America."
By Rina C·ceres, Mauricio MelÈndez, and Lowell Gudmundson supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Program, Mount Holyoke College, and the Center for Central American Historical Research at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
"The hundreds of images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public."
By Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite Jr.
A Project of The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and The Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia Library

Columbus and the Age of Discovery
Computerized Information Retrieval System on Columbus and the Age of Discovery
Containing over 1100 text articles
Maintained by Thomas C. Tirado, Millersville University

Comparing Frontiers
A Working Bibliography
Compiled by Richard W. Slatta, Dept. of History, NC State University

Environmental History of Latin America
An online bibliography with "over 300 references, among articles, books, videos and WebPages in English, Spanish and Portuguese."
Edited by John Wirth and Lise Sedrez of Stanford University and JosÈ Drummond of Universidade Federal Fluminense

La Formacion del Historiador
Revista de Historia y Ciencias Sociales

Fundacion Historica Tavera
"...facilitar el acceso a las fuentes documentales manuscritas e impresas, y a los repertorios bibliogr·ficos de utilidad para la historia ibÈrica, iberoasi·tica e iberoamericana."

El GÈnero en Historia
"This virtual volume serves as the initial stage of a needed text on gender history in Spanish, for a Latin American audience. It presents an overview of the development of gender approaches over the last quarter century; describes and defines the analytical tools available to write history from a gender prespective; provides researchers, teachers and students with a rich corpus of reading material; and introduces recent teaching and rapidly growing research on the field in Chile." [Description by Pablo Whipple Mor·n] Electronic book by Anne Perotin-Dumon, Institute of History, Catholic University, Santiago, Chile, 2000.

Guia de Fuentes Etnograficas de Estudios Indigenas
Publication of LANIC & Fundacion Historica Tavera

H-Net Humanities Online
" international forum for the scholarly discussion of Latin American History. It is a member of the H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online initiative."
Also includes a nice selection on Internet Resources

Historical Text Archive - Latin America
Mississippi State University

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Explore 10,000 Years of History and Culture in Greater Miami, South Florida and the Caribbean.

  • Calypso: A World of Music
    An Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations of the International History of Calypso, 1930-1970.

Latin America History
From the University of Washington

Latin American Time Line to 1826
Richard W. Slatta, Dept. of History, NC State University

Latin American Time Line Since 1826
Richard W. Slatta, Dept. of History, NC State University

A Not so Splendid Little War
"I presented an earlier version of this essay with extensive PowerPoint slides for a symposium on "1898-1998: Effects of the Spanish-American War," hosted by Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, 27-29 October 1998...As a test of the Internet's utility for historical research, I have based this essay almost entirely on electronic sources. Most of the documents, articles and images have been reprinted on the Internet."
Richard W. Slatta, Dept. of History, NC State University

[Slavery] Mariners' Museum

[Slavery] Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
"This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on the following slave trade topics from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: records of slave ship movement between Africa and the Americas, slave ships of eighteenth century France, slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, Virginia slave trade in the eighteenth century, English slave trade (House of Lords Survey), Angola slave trade in the eighteenth century, internal slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, slave trade to Havana, Cuba, Nantes slave trade in the eighteenth century, and slave trade to Jamaica."
- Data and Program Library Service (DPLS), University of Wisconsin

The Spanish-American War
The World of 1898
"Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and the period."
- U.S. Library of Congress

The United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP)
"Home Page of the UCTP Affiliated Taino, Carib and Arawak Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean Islands and the United States."

U.S. National Library of Medicine - History of Medicine

  • Medicine in the Americas, 1619-1914: A Digital Library
    " a digital library project providing scanned historical American medical books in pdf and as searchable text files. The project is aimed at the general public, with special emphasis on historians, students, clinicians, and librarians... The projectís goal is to provide original source materials on the development of medicine in the New World, including Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean. The History of Medicine Division hopes that including non-U.S. imprints will foster research on a wider variety of topics in the study of American medicine."

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