Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Archives of the Presbyterian Church in Cuba Online

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Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online
Description

This collection makes available for research the records of the Iglesia Presbiteriana-Reformada en Cuba (IPRC) and predecessor Presbyterian churches and missions in Cuba, including a complete run of Heraldo Cristiano, the church’s newsletter, 1919 – 2010, which provides a framework for the history of the church. Also included are the periodicals Juprecu and Su Voz, early mission records, originally maintained in English and then in Spanish as the congregations took over management of their churches and schools from the mission workers. These include session minutes and membership / baptism / marriage / death records, as well as minutes of men’s, women’s, and youth groups, including their mission work in their communities.

Includes 52,000 scans, approx. 80,000 pages, mainly in Spanish with some English. 

This collection offers multiple possibilities for those interested not only in the history of Protestantism on the island but for individuals in search of windows to Cuban culture and society. 

Type
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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40074
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Latin America in Video

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LAV
Description

Latin America in Video gives instructors, students, and researchers of Latin American studies, Spanish, and Portuguese a comprehensive and unique perspective on the region. It includes approximately 400 original-language documentaries—over 300 hours in all—from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. Issues include human rights, violence, immigration, illiteracy, popular culture, and political history.

Type
Video
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39862
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Foreign Relations between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

Alternative Titles
Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations
Description

Originally microfilmed as Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations, this collection provides unique perspectives for the study of Latin American and Caribbean international relations. This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations between the U.S. and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular,  it documents the U.S. shift to maintain its influence in Latin America through Pan-Americanism, support for strong local leaders, the training of national guards, economic and cultural penetration, Export-Import Bank loans, financial supervision, and political subversion.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1930-1944
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33431
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Foreign Relations between Latin American and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

Alternative Titles
Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations
Description

This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations of states, including diplomatic and consular representation and bilateral treaties, conventions and agreements for the following countries/regions: Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indian Republics.

Documents in this collection span the period 1930 through 1944, focusing heavily on various events, people and political movements, including:

  • The rise of Fascism and Falangism
  • The effects of the worldwide depression
  • Mexican oil and nationalization
  • Central America and the "banana republics"
  • FDR's Good Neighbor Policy
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1930-1944
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33429
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Prize Papers Online 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch War

Alternative Titles
Brill Prize Papers, Brill Online Primary Sources, Prize Papers Online 1, Prize Papers Online 2
Description

The Prize Papers Online is a collection of intercepted documents from ships seized by British privateers, including crew interrogations and cargo inventories. The original documents are held in the National Archives of the United Kingdom, among the papers of the High Court of the Admiralty (HCA). The digitized edition of this collection is comprised of 4 parts, spanning the period from 1592 to 1855, with the majority of papers covering 1655-1817. The papers represent seized ships of 15 nationalities and are written in as many languages. The interrogation records were generated during an intense period of maritime warfare, fought largely by merchant ships and privateers. Together they comprise a thorough record of global sea trade for the period covered.

Part 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch WarThis collection contains approximately 7,000 interrogations of members of the crews of ships seized by British privateers during the period from 1775-1784. The hand-written interrogations are included in their entirety with accompanying searchable details, including date of seizing, description of cargo, authorized origin and destination, name of privateer vessel, interrogated person, and place of interrogation. 

Part 2: Seven Years' War and War of the Austrian Succession: forthcoming, available in early December 2014

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Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1775-1784
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33394
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Caribbean Newspapers. Series I, 1718-1876

Description

Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society, Caribbean Newspapers includes more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands. Most of these newspapers were published in the English language, but a number of Spanish-, French-, and Danish-language titles are also provided.  Countries represented include Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Bartholomew, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad, and the Virgin Islands. Also found within this resource are newspapers from Bermuda, an island not technically part of the Caribbean, but situated on shipping routes between Europe and this region and integrally related to this region.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1718-1876
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31428
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Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

Confidential Print: North America covers the period from 1824-1961 and includes the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America. Materials include reports and dispatches, descriptions of leading political personalities, weekly political summaries, and monthly economic reports. Topics that are highlighted in the documents include: prohibition; racial desegration in the United States; the League of Nations; the Second World War and public opinion in the United States; Senator Joseph McCarthy and "McCarthyism"; development of railways and fisheries in Canada; Canadian border disputes and territorial claims; Nazi activities in Chile, monitoring of Venezuelan finances, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1824-1961
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31389
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Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals

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This collection contains the periodicals that have been accumulated by the Austrian anarchist, historian and collector Max Nettlau (1865-1944), together with a number of later additions, held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The collection provides a richness of documentation pertaining explicitly to the formative anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist episode (1890-1920) in the history of Latin American labor movements. 

The collection consists of 971 Latin American anarchist and labour periodicals, organized by country, and contains numerous rare, and in many cases unique, titles.  Included, among many others, are the Argentine periodicals La Protesta, La Vanguardia and Acción Obrera; the Brazilian O Exempio, Jornal do Povo and Battaglia; the Chilean Voz del Mar; and the Mexican Ariete, Redención Obrera, Revolución Social and El Sindicalista.
 
The texts may be searched and images of the documents viewed. Most were scanned from microfilm.
 
Number of journals: 971 

Number of images: ca. 216.000 

Languages used: Spanish, Portuguese, some Italian, German and Dutch

Countries of publication: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Surinam, and Uruguay 

Type
Database
Images
Newspaper(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30934
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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. Its essays are original work written by the world’s foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Hinduism, recognizing the divergent perspectives and methods in the academic study of a religion that is both an ancient historical tradition and a flourishing tradition today. The encyclopedia embraces the greatest possible diversity, plurality, and heterogeneity, thus emphasizing that Hinduism encompasses a variety of regional traditions as well as a global world religion. Presenting the same heralded original essays and research from thematic print edition, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism is now available in a fully searchable, dynamic digital format. The online reference currently includes volume I of ultimately five volumes.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11901
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Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

Confidential Print: Latin America covers 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, amongst other topics.

Confidential Print: Latin America includes the following file classes from the UK National Archives, Kew, in their entirety:

  • FO 497/1-10 (South America, 1947-1956)
  • FO 467/1-5 (Brazil, 1947-1951)
  • FO 486/1-10 (Mexico, 1947-1956)
  • FO 533/1-11 (Central America and Caribbean, 1947-1957)
  • FO 420/1-294 (Central and South America, 1833-1941)
  • FO 495/1-10 (River Plate countries (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), 1947-1956)

The resource also includes the following selected files:

  • FO 118/276, 281, 287, 292, 305, 317, 331 (Argentina, 1906-1913)
  • FO 177/297 (Chilean Revolution, 1891)
  • FO 508/8 (South and Central America, 1908-1909)
  • FO 461/14-22 (Americas general, 1958-1969)

All these documents are full-text searchable.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1833-1969
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11813
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