History of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal
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Volume One includes the colonial and independence eras up to 1850, linking Latin America's economic history to the pre-Hispanic, European, and African background. Volume Two treats the 'long twentieth century' from the onset of modern economic growth to the present.
The first comprehensive survey of the history of the indigenous peoples of the New World. The work's combination of archaeology, anthropology, and history raises new and important questions for scholars in the field, while also promoting a better understanding of Native American history by historians and anthropologists whose main concerns lie elsewhere.
A comprehensive reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. With more than 600 articles, it is useful for those interested in the rich heritage of this land. Also available in print.
Diccionario biográfico español [Print]
25 volumes published to date (A-H). Real Academia de la Historia. 2009.
Second edition (2008) of this authoritative, specialized encyclopedia. Completely searchable full-text reference source.
New York : Garland Pub., 1980.
Historical Dictionary of ... [Series]
An ongoing series of historical dictionaries published by Scarecrow Press that provides a concise approach to history by country (or theme). Search CLIO to locate the work on your particular country of interest. Titles available in print and/or digital editions.
Recent titles include:
- Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War 2013 [Online]
- Historical Dictionary of Colombia 2012 [Online]
- Historical Dictionary of Haiti 2012 [Online]
- Historical Dictionary of Mesoamerica 2012 [Online] and [Print]
- Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater 2011 [Print] Also Online.
- Historical Dictionary of the Catalans 2011 [Print] Also Online.
- Historical Dictionary of Spain 2009 [Print]
- Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America 2008 [Print]
- Historical Dictionary of Mexico 2008 [Print]
- Historical Dictionary of United States - Latin American Relations 2007 [Print]
- Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde 2007 [Print]
- Historical Dictionary of Chile 2005 [Print]
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Handbook of Latin American Studies
HLAS Online (Coverage: 1936 - present)
HLAS WEB (Coverage: 1990 - present)
An annotated, authoritative bibliography on Latin America since 1936, HLAS is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Covers books and published reports in addition to journal articles. The tables of contents from print volume 50 (1990) to the present may be browsed.
Information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Index to citations from over 500 Latin American studies journal with some links to full-text articles. Coverage: 1970 to the present.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text [Online]
Citations and abstracts for publications related to world history, excluding the U.S. and Canada, from 1450 to the present.
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Produced by National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Covers all countries of Latin America. Coverage: 1975 to present.
Indexes thousands of journals (millions of articles), mostly published in Spain. Covers all subject areas, including works about Latin America. Also includes some full-text theses from Spanish universities.
The database has over 2,000 entries and provides details of women's and men's political and social participation between 1790 and 1850.