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History 461: Colonial Latin American History

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Useful Subject Headings

The Library of Congress uses a controlled vocabulary (a unique sequence of words) to organize information in libraries.  So if you are trying to find books in our library catalog, you can use some of these terms to help you find books on that particular topic.

Agriculture

  • Agriculture -- Latin America -- History.
  • Chocolate -- Latin America -- History.

Aztecs

  • Aztecs -- History.
  • Aztecs -- First contact with Europeans.
  • Aztecs -- Social life and customs.
  • Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.

 Conquest

  • Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
  • Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540 -- Personal narratives.
  • Indians of Mexico -- First contact with Europeans.
  • Indians of South America -- First contact with Europeans
  • Latin America -- History -- To 1600
  • South America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish

 Disease

  • Communicable Diseases -- history.
  • Diseases -- Latin America -- History.
  • Diseases -- History.
  • History of Medicine.
  • Medicine -- History.

Environmental History

  • Human ecology -- History -- Latin America.
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Latin America -- History.
  • Forest management -- Latin America -- History.
  • Environmental degradation -- Latin America -- History.
  • Latin America -- Environmental conditions -- History.
  • Rain forest ecology -- Latin America -- History.

Minerals

  • Gold mines and mining -- Latin America -- History.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Latin America -- History.
  • Silver mines and mining -- Latin America -- History.

People

  • Cortés, Hernán, -- 1485-1547.
  • Marina, -- ca. 1505-ca. 1530

Slavery

  • Slavery -- Latin America.
  • Slavery -- Latin America -- History.
  • Slave trade -- Latin America -- History.
  • Plantation life -- Latin America -- History.
  • Blacks -- Latin America -- History.
  • Indians, Treatment of -- Latin America.
  • Latin America -- Race relations.
  • Encomiendas (Latin America) -- History -- 16th century.

Race relations

  • Indians -- Ethnic identity.
  • Indians -- Mixed descent.
  • Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Mestizos -- America -- History.
  • Caste -- America -- History.
  • Law -- Spain -- Colonies.
  • Spain -- Race relations.
  • America -- Race relations.
  • Latin America -- Race relations.
  • Latin America -- Social conditions.

Social conditions

  • Women -- Latin America -- History -- 16th century.
  • Sex role -- Latin America -- History -- 16th century.
  • Inca women -- Social conditions.
  • Aztec women -- Social conditions.
  • Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Social conditions.
  • Social classes -- Latin America -- History.

Politics, government, history

  • Latin America -- Economic conditions.
  • Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
  • Latin America -- Politics and government.
  • Latin America -- Politics and government -- To 1830.
  • Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration.

Primary sources

  • To find primary sources, add the subject term Sources to your search.  Here are some examples:
  • Latin America -- History -- To 1830 -- Sources.
  • Latin America -- History -- 1830-1898 -- Sources.
  • Spain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- Sources.
  • Colonists -- Latin America -- Social life and customs -- Sources.
  • Indigenous peoples -- Latin America -- Social life and customs -- Sources.
  • Latin America -- Social conditions -- Sources.
  • Latin America -- Politics and government -- To 1830 -- Sources.

 

Useful Call Numbers

F1201-3799

Latin America. Spanish America

 

 

F1201-1392

Mexico

 

 

F1218.5-1221

Antiquities. Indians

 

 

F1401-1419

Latin America (General)

 

 

F1421-1440

Central America

 

 

F1435-1435.3

Mayas

 

 

F1441-1457

Belize

 

 

F1461-1477

Guatemala

 

 

F1481-1497

Salvador (El Salvador)

 

 

F1501-1517

Honduras

 

 

F1521-1537

Nicaragua

 

 

F1541-1557

Costa Rica

 

 

F1561-1577

Panama

 

 

F1569.C2

Canal Zone. Panama Canal

 

 

F1601-1629

West Indies

 

 

F1630-1640

Bermudas

 

 

F1650-1660

Bahamas

 

 

F1741-1991

Greater Antilles

 

 

F1751-1854.9

Cuba

 

 

F1788-1788.22

Communist regime

 

F1861-1896

Jamaica

 

 

F1900-1941

Haiti (Island). Hispaniola

 

 

F1912-1930

Haiti (Republic)

 

F1931-1941

Dominican Republic

 

F1951-1983

Puerto Rico

 

 

F1991

Navassa

 

 

F2001-2151

Lesser Antilles

 

 

Groups of islands, by geographical distribution

 

 

F2006

Leeward islands

 

F2011

Windward Islands

 

F2016

Islands along Venezuela coast

 

F2033-2129

Individual islands

 

 

Groups of islands, by political allegiance

 

 

F2131-2133

British West Indies

 

F2136

Virgin Islands of the United States

 

F2141

Netherlands West Indies. Dutch West Indies

 

F2151

French West Indies

 

F2155-2191

Caribbean area. Caribbean Sea

 

 

F2201-3799

South America

 

 

F2201-2239

General

 

 

F2251-2299

Colombia

 

 

F2301-2349

Venezuela

 

 

F2351

Guiana

 

 

F2361-2391

Guyana. British Guiana

 

 

F2401-2431

Surinam

 

 

F2441-2471

French Guiana

 

 

F2501-2659

Brazil

 

 

F2661-2699

Paraguay

 

 

F2701-2799

Uruguay

 

 

F2801-3021

Argentina

 

 

F3031-3031.5

Falkland Islands