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Eastern Washington University Libraries

History & Cultural of Latin America

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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.

Film

  • Motion pictures -- Latin America.

Music

  • Popular music -- Latin America

Politics & government

  • Latin America -- Politics and government.
  • Political culture -- Latin America.

 

Popular culture

  • Popular culture -- Latin America.
  • Popular culture -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century.
  • Latin America -- Social life and customs.

Primary sources

  • To find primary sources, add the subject term Sources to your search.  Here are some examples:
  • Latin America -- History -- 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 -- Sources.

Race relations & ethnology

  • Latin America -- Race relations.
  • Latin America -- Social conditions.
  • Ethnology -- Latin America.

 

Indians:

  • Indians -- Ethnic identity.
  • Indians -- Mixed descent.
  • Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Mestizos -- America -- History.

Religion

  • Latin America -- Religion.
  • Latin America -- Religion -- History.
  • Latin America -- Church history.
  • Christianity and culture -- Latin America.
  • Latin America -- Religious life and customs.
  • Church and state -- Latin America.
  • Church and social problems -- Latin America.
  • Religion and politics -- Latin America.

Sports

  • Sports -- Latin America.
  • Sports -- Caribbean Area.
  • Sports -- Latin America -- History.
  • Sports -- Social aspects -- Latin America.

Women’s social condition

  • Women -- Latin America -- History
  • Women -- Latin America -- Social conditions.
  • Sex role -- Latin America -- History.
  • Inca women -- Social conditions.
  • Aztec women -- Social conditions.