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Antología del Ensayo Ibero y Iberoamericano
Transcriptions of primary source materials from Latin American and Spanish philosophers and writers; authors are organized by name, country or century.
Central and South American Languages
Information on a swath of Latin American indigenous languages; some glossaries and translations into English or Spanish.
Cadiz Constitution 1812
Environmental History of Latin America
Online bibliographic resources on Latin American environmental history.
European Invasion Library
Extensive links to websites about the encounters and subsequent relations between Europeans and indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Fundación Histórica Tavera: Guía preliminar de fuentes documentales etnográficas para el estudio de los pueblos indígenas de Iberoamérica
LANIC’s (Latin American Network Information Center) list of archival resources of ethnographic documents on indigenous peoples.
GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)
Database of legislative, judicial and executive documents from around the world provided by the Law Library of Congress.
 H-LATAM Discussion Network
Information on Latin American archives; PowerPoint presentations on a variety of themes, including colonial Latin America and its missions.

            Bibliographies on H-LATAM:
            History of Ideas in Latin America
            African Diaspora in Latin America
            Latin American Jewish Studies (1991-1996)

Handbook of Latin American Studies (Library of Congress)

Searchable database of annotations on books and journal articles prepared by professional historians for the Library of Congress.
Handbook of Latin American Studies Resources
Links to Selected Electronic Resources connects to bibliographic resources and full-text databases.
Hispanic Reading Room, Library of Congress
Links to online sources of scholarly materials in Latin American and Iberian History.
Internet Resources for Latin America (New Mexico State University Library)
Links to databases on Latin America (New Mexico State University Library).
LAPTOC (Latin American Periodicals Table of Contents)
An offering of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project.
Latin American Library (Tulane University)
Latin American Network Information Center
Key site for links relating to all of Latin America.
Latin American Newspapers
Links to the various national newspapers of Latin American nations as compiled by the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Newberry Library (Chicago)
The Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection has holdings relating to Native Americans in the Americas.
Political Database of the Americas
Useful information and links about politics in Latin America from the Center for Latin American Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Portals to the World: Selected Internet Resources on Iberia, the Caribbean, and Latin America
Access to information about the various political jurisdictions of Latin America.  Links to internet search engines relevant to each country are available.
Recopilación de Leyes de los Reinos de las Indias, facsimile
Repositories of Primary Sources
University of Idaho links to archives and libraries in Latin America.
Timeline of Latin American History since 1826
Vistas: Visual Culture in South America, 1520-1820
Provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays, and a searchable bibliography on visual culture; co-directed by Dr. Dana Leibsohn, Smith College and Dr. Barbara Mundy, Fordham University.
Yale University Libraries: Iberian Languages and Literatures

Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations
Information on the Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Aztec provided by Kevin L. Callahan of the University of Minnesota Department of Anthropology. The History, Art, and Culture of Ancient Mexico
Easily navigable and well-laid-out site with information on Mayan gods and the Conquest.
Aztec language, with information on Zapotec, Mixtec, and other Mesoamerican writing systems.
Chieftains of Mexican Independence
Information on important leaders of the Mexican independence movement; lists of Spanish viceroys and Mexican presidents can be found here also.
Christopher Columbus (The Franciscan Archive)
Concerning the Islands Recently Discovered in the Indian Sea
Garcilaso de la Vega
Excerpts from the Comentarios Reales.
Historia de Panamá
Many primary sources.
Historias Mexicanas
Hunger’s Bride: Sor Juana’s Poetry
Samples of Sor Juana’s poetry in Spanish and English.
The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1542)
Mexica/Aztec Calendar
Museo del Templo Mayor
Relaciones Geográficas de América
Samples of responses to Philip II’s 1578  questionnaire for the New World.
From Revolution to Reconstruction (Arts Faculty of the University of Groningen)
Early Spanish imperial history and colonial American history.
Teotihuacan Home Page
The Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Project
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Carta Atenagórica

South America

Applied Archaeology in the Bolivian Amazon
Information on raised field agriculture in the pre-Hispanic Bolivian Amazon.
Arqueologia del Perú
Information and photographs of archaeological sites in Peru.
Colonial Lima according to Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa
English translation of an excerpt from A Voyage to South America.
The Colonization of the Brazilian Coastline (in Portuguese)
Cultures of the Andes: Quechua Songs, Poems, and Stories
Discoverers Web
South America section has links to information about explorers of Latin America.
Guaman Poma’s Nueva Corónica y buen gobierno
Digitized version of the Nueva Corónica from the Royal Library of Copenhagen.  Exceedingly well done.
Guaraní website
Inter-American Institute
Great images of Inca building projects, as well as collections of images on such themes as mudejar and retablo art and colonial murals.
Kacike: The Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology
Linking the Americas (Stanford)
PDF copies of Stanford’s Latin American Special Collections.
Literatura Argentina Contemporánea
Machu Picchu
Native Web Resources
Native Web links on American native peoples, searchable by theme/category, region, or tribe name.
Pedro Álvarez Cabral

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