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Internet Modern History Sourcebook

19th Century Latin America


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Contents


Latin America in the 19th Century

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Mexico

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Argentina

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Brazil

  • WEB Wikisource: Brazil
  • Wikipedia: History of Brazil
    Chronology, periodisation, maps, and illustrations.
  • Slavery in Brazil PDF File [Was at Utexas, now Internet Archive]
    Contains a number of primary sources on slavery in Brazil.
  • WEB Brazilian Slavery [At HistClo] [Internet Archive version here]
  • Thomas Ewbank: On Slavery in Brazil 1856 [At Modern Latin America] [Internet Archive version here]
  • Pope Leo XIII: Encyclical In Plurimus (On the Abolition of Slavery in Brazil),  1888. [At the Vatican]
    The pope gives a history of slavery in the modern period, condemns Muslim slavery and condones anti-slavery activity by popes. He neglects to mention the permission for the onset of the African slave trade provide by Pope Nicholas V.
  • Charles Darwin: Rio de Janeiro 1832, from The Voyage of the Beagle, Chapter 2 [At CoolGalapagos] [Internet Archive version here]
  • Charles Darwin: “I shall never again visit a slave-country”, passage from near the end of the Voyage of the Beagle [At Victorian Web] [Internet Archive version here]
  • Pierre Denis: The Coffee Fazenda of Brazil,excerpts. 1911 [At this Site]
  • H. M. Tomlinson: The Sea and the Jungle, 1912 [At ibiblio] [Internet Archive version here]
    "Narrative of the voyage of the tramp steamer Capella from Swansea to Para in the Brazils, and thence 2000 miles along the forests of the Amazon.."

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Chile

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Columbia/Panama

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Cuba

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Nicaragua

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Peru

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Venezuela

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Paraguay

  • WEB Wikisource: Paraguay
  • Wikipedia: History of Paraguay
    Chronology, periodisation, maps, and illustrations
  • Wikipedia: Paraguayan War 1864-1870
    Fought between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Argentina,  Brazil and Uruguay. It was the deadliest and bloodiest inter-state war in Latin American history, and one of the most deadly in the 19th century, with casualties of between 150,000 and 500,000. Paraguay lost 69% of its population, 90% of them male.
  • Richard Burton: Letters from the Battlefields of Paraguay 1870 [Wikisource]

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NOTES:

The Internet Modern Sourcebook is part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project. The date of inception was 9/22/1997. Links to files at other site are indicated by [At some indication of the site name or location]. Locally available texts are marked by [At this Site]. WEB indicates a link to one of small number of high quality web sites which provide either more texts or an especially valuable overview.



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