Latin American History Sites

Latin American History Sites

“Anytime gone by was better.”
Jorge Manrique

Latin American Network Information Center
This site maintained by the University of Texas is a good place to begin your search. Topics are arranged geographically and thematically. Another site maintained by UT which contains 100s of stories and 1000s of photographs is the Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project.

Refusing to Forget
A collaborative effort to commemorate the state sanctioned racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border from 1910-1920. The site includes a history of the vilence, bibliographies anbd links to other useful sites.

Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America
Art historians at Smith College created this site to “promote wider understanding of the visual culture of the Spanish Americas. The project covers a vast region and time period, running geographically from California to Chile, and temporally from the 16th century to the early 19th century. The centerpiece of the site is the gallery, with over 100 images arranged by time period. The 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s are the most populated sections.”

Spain, The United States, and The American Frontier: Historias Paralelas
Created by the Library of Congress in collaboration with The National Library of Spain, and The Biblioteca Columbina y
Capitular of Seville, this collection of primary and secondary historical documents explore the” history of Spanish expansion into North America from Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and across most of what is now the modern-day American Southwest all the way north to Alaska.”

Mexico Connect
Explore interesting links to the history, myths, arts and traditions of Mexico.