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History: Primary source books on Latin America (English Translations)

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Below are books of primary source documents in English translation on the histories of Latin American countries, cities, individuals and communities.  Scroll to browse the list or choose from these categories:

Covering the pre-Columbian and Colonial periods, with documents written by explorers, slaveholders and governors, religious leaders and more

From independence movements and the birth of the modern period to the present, with documents written by journalists and activists to artists and poets.

These books, many published as part of a UNC Press series, are organized by country and usually contain illustrations as well as documents, with a greater emphasis on working class and underrepresented communities, as well as the usual political leaders, writers and artists who make history.

15th-18th century: primary source documents translated into English

19th Century to the present

By country