Time-span
1535 - 1920
Subscription Type
SUBSCRIPTION
License Information
Unlimited simultaneous users licensed.
Publisher
Readex / NewsBank
Notes
  • West Indies; Latin America; West Africa
Languages
English, French
Resource Types
E-Books and E-Texts
Description
Created from the holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, this collection contains books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean region from the 16th century to the early 20th century. The geographical focus of these materials is of the islands of the Caribbean Sea, widely referred to as the West Indies, though many works also deal with nearby islands technically not part of the Caribbean chain. In addition to English, there are some works in French, and a small number are in the other languages of other Colonial powers that controlled parts of the Caribbean.