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Latin American Studies: Primary Sources

A guide for those interested in the literature, culture and history of Latin America.

How to Search for Primary Sources

To find primary sources in library catalogs such as Bobcat or WorldCat, use a subject word (for example Haiti) along with the following genre words

Anecdotes
Caricatures and cartoons
Correspondence
Description and travel
Diaries
Exhibitions
Interviews
Oral History 
Maps
Notebooks, sketchbooks
Personal narratives 
Songs and music
Sources (for historical documents)
Speeches

Examples:

Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804 -- Personal narratives

Caribbean Collections

For a full list of sources, see here.

General Caribbean

Slavery

French Caribbean

Spanish Caribbean