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World History by Region: Latin America

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In the boxes on this page, you will find links and citations to information resources on the history of Latin America.

For advice on finding books on your topic, see the 'How to Find Books' tab of the World History (generally) research guide.

World History by Region: Latin America

Encyclopedia of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean cultures
London; New York: Routledge, 2000.
- Ref F1406 .E515 2000 v.1-3

Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture.
[online resource; UCSB IP addresses only]
Detroit: Gale/Cengage, 2008.

Handbook of social movements across Latin America
[online resource; UCSB IP addresses only]
Dordrecht: Springer, 2015.

Latinoamericana: enciclopedia contemporánea de América Latina y el Caribe
Madrid, España: Akal; São Paulo, Brasil: Boitempo; Buenos Aires, Argentina: Clacso, 2009.
- Main Library  F1406 .L38 2009

The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures.
[online resource; UCSB IP addresses only]
New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.


The Cambridge history of Latin America
Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984-
- Main Library F1410 .C1834 1984 v.1-11
- Contents: v.1-2 Colonial Latin America. v.3 From Independence to c.1870. v.4-5 c. 1870-1930. v.6 Latin America 1930 to the present: economy, society and politics. Pt.1. Economy and society. Pt. 2. Politics and society (2v) v.7 Latin America since 1930: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. v.8 Latin America since 1930: Spanish South America. v.9 Brazil since 1930. v.10 Latin America since 1930: ideas, culture and society. v.11 Bibliographical essays.


Additional Reference Sources for World History by Region (Latin America):

Additional encyclopedias are listed on the United States History research guide, under the "Reference Sources" → "Encyclopedias & Dictionaries" tab.

Additional encyclopedias are listed on the World History (generally) research guide, under the "Reference Sources" → "Encyclopedias & Dictionaries" tab.

Additional encyclopedias are listed on the World History by Period research guide, under the "Prehistory & Ancient" tab, the "Medieval History" tab, etc.

Additional encyclopedias are listed on the World History by Region research guide, under the "Africa" tab, the "Asia" tab, etc. 

Additional encyclopedias are listed on the World History by Topic research guide, under the "Commerce, Commodities & Material Culture" tab, the "Empires, Borderlands & their Legacies" tab, etc.

Primary sources provide immediate, firsthand testimony or direct evidence concerning an event or topic.

Examples of primary sources include letters and diaries; photographs, audio and motion picture recordings; transcribed speeches; books, newspapers and magazines published during the period under consideration; government documents and other publications; oral histories, autobiographies and memoirs; and even artifacts, like clothing, furniture, and other items of material culture from the period.

History: Latin America: Primary Sources
Links to primary source collections, from the University of Washington.


Links and citations to additional sources of information on Latin American history might be found on the UCSB Library research guides for:

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