Atkins Library recently acquired four primary source digital collections from Archives Unbound that are relevant to the study of Latin American political history.
Colección Revolución, 1910 – 1921
This collection was formed by members of the Historical Research Commission of the Mexican Revolution, under the direction of Isidro Fabela in 1958, in preparation for publication of the Historical Documents of the Mexican Revolution. This publication reproduces documents from various files, under guard of the General Archive of the Nation.
Foreign Relations between Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944
This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations of states, including diplomatic and consular representation and bilateral treaties, conventions and agreements for the following countries/regions: Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indian Republics.
Foreign Relations between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944
During the 1930s, U.S. relations with Latin America and the Caribbean Growing war clouds in Europe and Asia predicated the need for securing resources and allies in the Western Hemisphere. Giving up unpopular military intervention, the U.S. shifted to other methods to maintain its influence in Latin America: Pan-Americanism, support for strong local leaders, the training of national guards, economic and cultural penetration, Export-Import Bank loans, financial supervision, and political persuasion.
Revolution in Mexico, the 1917 Constitution, and Its Aftermath: Records of the U.S. State Department
Documents provide insight into the political and military activities surrounding the Mexican Revolution. This collection comprises U.S. State Department documents related to the Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910 and continued sporadically until the new Constitution was adopted in 1917 through to, and including, the election of Calles. This collection includes accounts of major military and political events.
Other Archives Unbound collections accessible through Atkins Library include:
Evangelism in Africa: correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910
Liberation movement in Africa and African America
“We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death:” Freedom Riders in the South