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This collection provides firsthand documentation on the social, political, and economic conditions in Latin America from the 17th to the early 20th century. The pamphlets offer a vivid picture of life in Latin America for 300 years. These turbulent times come alive in original reports and personal accounts, government records, economic reports, histories, biographies, political broadsides, scholarly theses, speeches by religious and civic leaders, and even playbills. The pamphlets were acquired from such diverse sources as auctions, antiquarian collectors, and individual donors. Mexico is the topic of the largest portion of pamphlets-6,060 titles, most of them acquired from Henry R. Wagner early in the 1900s. Many focus on the independence movements of the years 1810 to 1821. Peru is the focus of 1,936 titles, many of them now unique since a fire at the turn of the century destroyed the similar set belonging to the Peruvian government. This collection was donated in 1920 by Hiram Bingham, discoverer of the Incan cities Vitcos and Machu Picchu. The third segment of the collection includes many other Central and South American countries, with Chile (425 titles), Bolivia (226), Venezuela (188), Colombia (169), and Brazil (123) among the countries represented.

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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Testimony Ignites a New Interest in History and Political Science

Professor Jessica Marglin is passionate about the testimonies of Sephardic Jews in the Visual History Archive, and that passion has rubbed off onto her students as well.

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An Oasis in a Resource Desert: The Lillian Marrero Library

Renovation of a Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood branch becomes an opportunity to better serve the unique needs of the community.

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