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Detail from Diego Rivera's Pre-Hispanic America, 1950.
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Starting Points: Books & eBooks
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- By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: caribbean banana history
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Starting Points: Journal Articles
The following research databases will help you identify articles on Latin American history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles.
Starting Points - Primary Sources
This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with Latin America. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.