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Latin American History and Culture: Series 2: Part 1: Cuban History and Literature


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Introduction: Series Two--Cuban History and Literature, Part One: Serials and Printed Materials from Harvard University

Introduction: Series Two--Cuban History and Literature, Part One: Serials and Printed Materials from Harvard University

 

The periodicals, books, and pamphlet publications collected here provide a unique window on Cuban culture from the early-19th century through the 1920s and 1930s. Cubas large population of literate crillollos or creoles supported an active publishing industry that offered almanacs, gazettes, magazines for women, literary journals, books, and more. Preserved here on microfilm are a wide variety of these publications. The serial publications include many complete or near complete runs of major magazines such as El Album, and hard-to-find short-lived periodicals such as the literary periodical La lira de apolo. These provide insights into the taste and preoccupations of the creole classes who were their target audiences.

Filmed from the collections of Harvard College Library, this collection gives users access to hard-to-find materials, supporting research not only on Cuban, but on Caribbean and Latin American history in all of its aspects: from literature to economics to science to womens issues.