This collection begins in the aftermath of independence for the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies of Latin America, addressing the politics of state-building and the Latin American nations’ establishment of their place in the fast-expanding global economy. Topics covered include revolutions, wars, and territorial changes, relations with indigenous peoples, the fitful progress of democracy, the influence of foreign financial interests, industrial and infrastructural development, slavery, immigration from Europe, and so on.

Database Type: Archival Collections Interface Language: English Materials Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese Subject: Global & International Studies, History (World), Latin American & Iberian Studies Broad Category: Area Studies, Government Information, Social Sciences