Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Caribbean Studies in Video: the Banyan Archive

Alternative Titles
Banyan Archive
Caribbean Studies Online
Description

Over 1000 hours of streaming video of television shows produced by the Banyan Production Company in the 1970s.  The Banyan Production Company of Trinidad and Tobago aimed to provide the people of the Caribbean with the means to tell their own cultural story, without influence of the outside world.  Includes programs such as Caribbean Eye, Gayelle, Sargasso and The Rig.  Includes interviews with notable figures such as Derek Walcott V.S. Naipaul.  Some shows highlight political events.  Others feature dance and musical performances. 
 

Type
Video
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Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.

Highlights of the Europe and Latin America module include international reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion, East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany; U.S. meetings with Soviet leaders; settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in Texas and Mexico, Cuban sugar industry, and student unrest and demonstrations, especially in Mexico and Panama.

The countries covered in the Europe and Latin America module are Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany); Germany (focusing on Berlin); Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Type
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41484
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Latino Literature

Alternative Titles
Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction
Description

Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays. It contains over 133,465 pages. 

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
The 105,598 pages of fiction and poetry representing Chicano culture and the various ethnicities of Latin American writers working in the United States, together with over 450 plays Latino Literature is the most comprehensive collection yet created for students and scholars working in this field.
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40293
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Archives of the Presbyterian Church in Cuba Online

Alternative Titles
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
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40074
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Latin America in Video

Alternative Titles
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
Stable URL
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
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Prize Papers Online

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: Prize Papers Online 2 contains approximately 6,000 interrogations of members of the crews of ships taken during the War of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years’ War (ca. 1739-1763).

Type
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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