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HIS291: The History of Colonial Latin America

What Are Primary Sources?

Handwritten letter by Cesare Borgia.

Letter by Cesare Borgia to Isabelle d'Este.

Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation.

They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented.

From: "Primary sources at Yale"

Latin America

Use the Primary Sources for Historcial Research Guide to find further primary source databases.  

Consult the University of Washington for further databases in Latin American History.