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Latin American Studies

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General Resources

Dictionary of Hispanic Biography Ed. Joseph C. Tardiff & L. Mpho Mabunda. New York: Gale Research. Biographical dictionary of 470 Hispanic men and women from 15th century to the present.
E 184 .S75D53 1996 Reference
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean 2nd ed. Editors, Simon Collier, Thomas E. Skidmore, Harold Blakemore. Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press.
F 1406 .C36 1992 Reference
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture Ed. Barbara A. Tenenbaum. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons; London: Simon & Schuster : Prentice Hall International. A five volume set which covers the history, culture and people of Latin America. It includes 5000 entries.
F 1406 .E53 1996 Reference
Latin America: A Political Dictionary Rossi, Ernest E. Santa Barbara: ABC—Clio.
F 1406 .R67 1992 Reference
Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Approach Eds. Julio López—Arias and Gladys M. Varona—Lacey. New York: P. Lang. Fifteen essays cover various topics, past and present, in Latin American culture, politics, and economics.
F 1408.3 .L272 1999 Stacks
Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics Ed. Diana Kapiszewski. Westport, CT: Oryx Press.
F1410 .E56 2002 Reference
Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology Stephens, Thomas M. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Spanish American, Brazilian Portuguese, French American and American French Creole terms.
GN 562 .S74 1999 Reference
Encyclopedia of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the New American Community, and Latin—American Trade Rosenberg, Jerry Martin. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. An interpretive guide to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the New American Community (NAC) which are two U.S. trading projects.
HC 94 .R668 1995 Reference
Multicultural Spanish Dictionary: How Everyday Spanish Differs from Country to Country Ed. Agustín Martínez. Rockville, Md.: Schreiber Pub.
PC 4640 .M84 1999 Reference
Latin American Literature and Its Times Moss, Joyce Detroit: Gale Group History and criticsm of Latin American literature
PQ 7081 .M625 1999 Reference
Latino and Latina Writers Ed. Alan West—Durán. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 2004. Intended as an introduction to a core grouping of authors and themes, this guidebook includes essays providing biographical information and overviews of the works of major Latino and Latina writers. Bibliographies accompany all entries.
PS 153 .H56 L39 2004 Reference v.1—2

Article Databases & Bibliographies

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ClaseperiodicaUofT logo Offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 Latin American scholarly journals published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.
Expanded Academic Index ASAPUofT logo Indexes such journals as Journal of Latin American Studies and Latin American Research Review from 1980 to the present.
FRANCISUofT logo Indexes multilingual, multidisciplinary information published in over 4,200 journals covering the humanities (67%), social sciences (30%), and economics (3%). The database is strong in religion, the history of art, psychology, and literature (with particular emphasis on current trends in European and world literature).
Handbook of Latin American StudiesUofT logo The Handbook of Latin American Studies offers scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles from more than 1,350 social science and 550 humanities journals and conference proceedings published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies.
Historical AbstractsUofT logo A complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present.
MLA International Bibliography The Modern Language Bibliography is a major international bibliography of articles and monographs covering the world’s languages, literatures, linguistics and folklore. It contains citations for journal articles, book articles, books and book collections in the fields of literature, folklore and linguistics, published 1963 to the present.
ProquestUofT logo Indexes Business Latin America and Latin American Literary Review from the late 1990s to the present.

History & Politics

Race, Caste and Status: Indians in Colonial Spanish America Jackson, Robert H. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
E 59 .E75J33 1999 Stacks
The Worlds of Christopher Columbus Phillips, William D. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 1992. A story of the life and times of Christopher Columbus which presents a balanced view of his influence.
E 111 .P67 1992 Stacks
The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy Sale, Kirkpatrick. New York: Plume, 1991.
E 112 .S16 1991 Stacks
Spain and Portugal in the New World, 1492—1700 McAlister, Lyle N. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
E 123 .M38 1984 Stacks
Aristotle and the American Indians: A Study in Race Prejudice in the Modern World Hanke, Lewis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1970.
F 1411 .H33 1970 Stacks
Early Latin America: A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil Lockhart, James. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
F 1411 .L38 1994 Stacks
Latin American Revolutions, 1808—1826: Old and New World Origins Ed. John Lynch. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.
F 1412 .L38 1994 Stacks
Latin America: Politics and Society since 1930 Ed. Leslie Bethell. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge UP.
F 1414 .L2793 1998 Stacks
The Maya Coe, Michael D. 6th ed., London; New Hork: Thames and Hudson.
F 1435 .C72 1999 Stacks
Peruvian Prehistory : an Overview of Pre—Inca and Inca Society Ed. Richard W. Keatinge. Cambridge {Cambridgeshire}: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
F 2429 .P453 1988 Stacks
Latin America: Economy and Society since 1930 Ed. Leslie Bethell. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge UP.
HC 125 .L3438 1998 Stacks
An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Government Wiarda, Howard J. & Harvey F. Kline. Boulder, Co: Westview Press, 2001.
JL 960 .W515 2001 Stacks
The Soul of Latin America: the Cultural and Political TraditionUofT logo Wiarda, Howard J. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2001. Niwot [Colorado]: University of Colorado Press, 1994.
JL 960 .W52 2001 Stacks
The Offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan Lopez Lujan, Leonardo. Niwot [Colorado]. University of Colorado Press, 1994.


A Companion to Spanish—American Literature Hart, Stephen M. Rochester, Ny: Tamesis, 1999.
PQ 7081 .H353 1999 Stacks
Modernismo, Modernity, and the Development of Spanish American Literature Jrade, Cathy Login. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.
PQ 7081 .J73 1998 Stacks
Primitivism and Identiy in Latin America: Essays on Art, Literature, and Culture Eds. Erik Camayd—Feixas and Jose Duardo Gonzalez Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2000.
PQ 7082 .N7P755 2000 Stacks
Structures of power: essays on twentieth—century Spanish—American Fiction UofT logo Eds. Terry J. Peavler and Peter Standish. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.
Allegories of Transgression and Transformation: Experimental Fiction by Women Writing Under DictatorshipUofT logo Tierney—Tello, Mary Beth. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1996.


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Web Resources

Online Bibliography: Environmental History of Latin America Environmental bibliography of over 400 resources for Latin America and includes reviews of books, films and web resources
A Political Database of the Americas Accessible in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
Latin American Information Center A comprehensive site with most of the information in Spanish.
Latin American Election Statistics Election statistics, municipal to federal in some Spanish speaking countries of Latin America from 1800s to the present.

compiled by: Catharine Montgomery, Lisa Sherlock | updated: october 2011