Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Classic Mexican Cinema

Description

Mexican Cinema, from its beginnings in the late 1890s to its “Golden Age” (1930s to 1960), was consistently the largest and most important of all the Spanish-speaking countries. During its heyday, the Mexican film industry produced an average of one hundred films annually and supplied screen entertainment to both domestic audiences and international markets in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema is illuminated in this collection of popular movie periodicals. Not only does it include chief magazines such as Cinema Reporter (1943-1965) and Cine Mundial (1954-1955), it also features extremely rare copies of El Cine Gráfico from 1935 and of the weekly El Mundo Ilustrado (1902-1910). The true extent of the popularity of Mexican film is illustrated by Cinelandia (1931-1947), which was published in Hollywood both in Spanish and in English. This collection also includes dozens of film flyers, which were distributed on the streets to lure people into the cinema. Finally, for the first time this collection gives access to the personal scrap books of Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958), one of the leading Latin-American filmmakers to this day. These volumes contain reviews, movie stills, programs, and advertisements, shedding a unique light on the career of this pioneering director. The sources in this collection, heretofore only accessible in the archives of the Filmoteca de la UNAM in Mexico City, will be invaluable to scholars and researchers working on film and media studies, Latin American studies, and many other aspects of the historical, social, and political impact of cinema.

Location of originals: Filmoteca, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Type
E-Journal(s)
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11443
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CultureGrams

Alternative Titles
Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean

Alternative Titles
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean archive
Description

Contains over 1.3 million pages of primary source material from archives in the United States and Europe. The historical collections include original manuscripts, signed letters, expedition records, reports, maps, diaries, descriptions of voyages, ephemera, and more from sources such as: * Bauza Maps and Manuscripts Collection * Brazil's Popular Groups, 1966-1986 * Coleccion De Documentos Ineditos Relativos Al Descubrimiento, Conquista Y Organizacion De Las Antiguas Posesiones Espanolas De America Y Oceania. -- Madrid : M.B. de Quyros, 1864-1884 * Conquistadors: The Struggle for Colonial Power in Latin America, 1492-1825 * Latin American History and Culture: An Archival Record, Series 1: The Yale University Collection of Latin American Manuscripts, Parts 1-7 * Latin American and Iberian biographies * Mexican and Central American Political and Social Ephemera * Papers of Agustin de Iturbide, 1799-1880

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11247
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Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library

Alternative Titles
CNDL
Description

CNDL provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean newspapers, gazettes, and other research materials on newsprint currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. CNDL will have on-going newspaper digitization, expanding the geographic, temporal, political and linguistic variety of the newspapers.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11203
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Digital Library of the Caribbean

Alternative Titles
dloc
Description

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11201
Access
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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Description
Database based on the authoritative bibliography 'European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.'It contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1493-1750
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11073
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Feminism in Cuba, 1898-1958 Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
Lynn Stoner Collection
Cuban feminism
Description

This collection draws on rich primary sources-texts, personal letters, journal essays, radio broadcasts, memoirs from women’s congresses-which allow these women to speak in their own voices. The documents, most of which are in Spanish, fall into three categories: works by feminists about feminists and their causes, works by men on the status of women, and literary works by feminist writers that illustrate or discuss the condition of women.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1898-1958
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10991
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Alternative Titles
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transatlantic Archive Slavery and Antislavery
Description

Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm.

Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition

Part II: The Slave Trade in the Atlantic World

Part III: The Institution of Slavery

Part IV: The Age of Emancipation

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10957
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Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007

Description

This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1490-2007
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10955
Access
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World Newspaper Archive

Alternative Titles
African Newspapers, East European Newspapers, Latin American Newspapers, South Asian Newspapers
America's Historical Newspapers
Description

World Newspaper Archive is a fully-searchable, digital collection of historical newspapers newspapers from around the world. It includes a gradually expanding digitized backfiles of 19th and 20th century newspapers from Africa (1800-1922), East Europe (1835-1922), Latin America and Latin America Series 2 (1805-1922) and South Asia (1864-1922). As the project expands, it will grow to include newspapers from the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Follow the links above to see title lists for each collection.

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1800s - 1900s
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10385
Access
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