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Spanish American Literature: A Guide to Selected Resources: Accounts of Travelers & Explorers


Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. Ed. by Jennifer Speake. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. (3 vols.)
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"Leads readers to the individuals who wrote about their travels and lists editions of their writing--primarily, but not always, in English"--(Booklist Reviews, March 1, 2004). Bibliographies of travel writing are at the end of the geographic entries. Try major countries (Brazil, Mexico) and regions (Caribbean, Central America). Entries include people, places and topics related to travel, but some well-known travel writers lack individual entries in this encyclopedia.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

Identify early accounts of the Americas with this index. Covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. Based on the authoritative bibliography European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750. Does not provide the full-text of the sources.

Latin American Travelogues

A digital collection of Latin American travel accounts written in the 16th-19th centuries, created at Brown University.

Find Travel Accounts in the Catalog

Try these terms to locate first-hand accounts in MSU catalog:

Description and travel (combine terms with name of country or region)

Travel writing

Voyages and travels

Journeys (for individuals)

Travel (for individuals)

And these for studies about the writings of travelers:

Travelers' writings

Travel in literature

Subject Guide

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