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Literature on the History of South America
First posted on November 28th 2010

History of the Viceroyalty of New Granada : Narrative . References : Online Secondary Sources . Online Primary Sources . Bibliographic and Print Sources

Created in 1717, roughly covering the territory of modern Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela; the territory of modern Panama was annexed in 1739. Some of the provinces making up modern Venezuela were under the authority of the Audiencia of Santo Domingo, until the creation of the Captaincy General of Venezuela in 1777, which was largely autonomous within the Viceroyalty of New Granada.
In 1819 to 1822, de facto independence from Spain was achieved, and the Republic of Gran Colombia formed. In 1830, Ecuador and Venezuela seceded from Gran Colombia.

In pre-independence sources, New Granada is often simply referred to as Terra Firma (Tierra Firma).

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Country Profiles Modern Article : Viceroyalty of New Granada, from Wikipedia
Article : Virreinato de Nueva Granada, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
Historical Ch.16 : Terra Firma, pp.288-299 in vol.1 of E. Burke, An account of the European settlements in America, 1860, GB
Ch.3 : The province of New Granada, its chief towns, productions, and trade, pp.355-357, ch.5 : The provinces of Rio de la Hacha and Santa Martha, pp.362-366, ch.6 : The province of Cartagena, pp.366-372, ch.7 : The province of Popayan pp.373-379 in J. Campbell, An account of the Spanish settlements in America, 1762, GB
R.H. Bonnycastle, Spanish America, vol.1, 1818, vol.2, 1818, GB
Links Categoria : Virreinato de Nueva Granada, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
Organizations Academia Nacional de la Historia, Venezuela
Asociacion Colombiana de Historiadores
Asociacion Colombiana de Historia Economica
Asociacion Colombiana de Historia Regional y Local
Instituto Colombiana de Antropologia e Historia
Historical Dictionaries La Venciclopedia, in Spanish
Accounts of History Modern Article : Viceroyalty of New Granada, from Wikipedia
Article : Historia del Virreinato de Nueva Granada, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
Specific Periods Article : Tierra Firma, from Wikipedia
Article : Provincia de Tierra Firme, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
Historiography C.V. Villamizar Duarte, La felicidad del Nuevo Reyno de Granada: el lenguaje patriotico en Santafé (1791-1797), thesis Univ. Nacional 2010
L.G. Moreno Alvarez, Escritura de la historia y representación del enemigo en tres historiadores coloniales neogranadinos (y un poligrafo novohispano), siglos XVI - XVII, thesis Univ. Nacional 2011
Administration J.F. Chuchiak, Bourbon Reforms in Late Colonial Spanish America
D. Orrego Fernandez, Ficciones constitucionales en el Nuevo Reino de Granada y la Gran Colombia: entre el Hispanismo y la Nacion (1808-1830), thesis Univ. Nacional 2012
Military Article : Revolt of the Comuneros (1781), from Wikipedia, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
A.J. Kuethe, Military reform in the viceroyalty of New Granada, 1773-1796, 1967, IA
L.R. Grahn, Indian Pacification in the Viceroyalty of New Granada, 1740-1803, thesis Texas Tech 1979
Economy & Finances M. Torres, An Exposition of the Commerce of Spanish America, with some Observationbs upon its Importance to the United States 1816, GB
C. Vizcarra, The Tobacco Tax in Late Colonial Spanish America : The Making of the Royal Tobacco Monopoly, draft 2005
M. Avella, Historia Economica de Colombia, La Economia del Virreinato (1740-1810) 1987
M.J. Crawford, Empire's experts : the politics of knowledge in Spain's royal monopoly of quina (1751-1808), thesis Univ. of California San Diego 2009
S.C. Montgomery, The Bourbon mining reform in New Granada, 1784-1796, thesis Texas Tech 1984
Social History E.A. Perez Morales, Itineraries of Freedom Revolutionary Travels and Slave Emancipation in Columbia [!] and the Greater Caribbean. 1789-1830 thesis Univ. of Michigan 2013
Ethnography Article : Wayuu, from Wikipedia
History of Regions see Captaincy General of Venezuela, Panama, at this site
Article : Historia de la organizacion territorial de Colombia, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
Article : Royal Audiencia of Quito, from Wikipedia
Articles : Ral Audiencia de Santa Fe de Bogota, Real Audiencia de Panama, Real Audiencia de Quito, Provincia de Venezuela, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
S.A. Sæther, Identities and Independence in the Provinces of santa Marta and Riohacha (Colombia) ca.1750-ca.1850, thesis Warwick 2001
Local History List of Cities in Colombia, from Wikipedia
History of Bogota, from Bogota D.C., Wikipedia
History of Barranquilla, Cartagena
Cali, Leticia, Medellin, from Wikipedia
List of Cities in Venezuela, from Wikipedia
History of Caracas, from Wikipedia
History of Maracaibo, from Wikipedia
List of Cities in Ecuador, from Wikipedia
History of Quito, from In Quito, from Equaguia, from Wikipedia
History of Guayaquil, from Wikipedia
History of Cuenca, from Wikipedia
Environmental History
Others Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF
Article : Terremoto del Virreinato de Nueva Granada de 1785, from Wikipedia Spanish edition

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Various Data Richard L. Garner, PhD, retired., 2011-09-30, "Replication data for: Silver Series from Mint and Other Records", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/16810 World-Historical Dataverse; Silver series (some annual but not all) based on mint and other records for Mexico, Guatemala, New Granada, Peru, Potosi & Chile
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Search National Archives, UK
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Constitutions, Laws Recopilacion de las Leyes de Indias, 1680, posted by Archivo Digital de la Legislacion en el Peru, in Spanish
Recopilacion de las Leyes de Indias, vol.1, 1774, vol.2, 1774, vol.3, 1774, in Spanish, GB
Recopilacion de las Leyes de Indias vol.1, 1791, vol.2, 1791, vol.3, 1791, in Spanish, GB
Nueva constitucion que ha de regir en Espana e Indias, 1808, in Spanish, GB
A collection of mining laws of Spain and Mexico, 1859, GB
Consular Reports
Chamber of Commerce Reports
Document Collections Documentos Historicos : Colombia, from Wikisource Spanish edition
Interesting official documents relating to the United Provinces of Venezuela, 1812, GB
Documentos para los anales de Venezuela desde el movimiento separatista de la Union colombiana vol.1 1890, vol.2 1890, vol.4 1890, vol.6 1891, vol.7 1891, Secundo Periodo vol.1 1891, vol.2 1891, vol.3 1892, vol.4 1892, in Spanish, posted on Internet Archive
Coleccion de documentos ineditos relativos al descubrimiento, conquista y organizacion de las antiguas posesiones Espanoles vol.2, 1862, vol.3, 1863, vol.5, 1865, vol.6, 1866, vol.8, 1867, GB
Historical Maps Article : Historia de la organizacion territorial de Colombia, from Wikipedia Spanish edition
Map : Virreinato de Santa Fe y Capitania General de Venezuela, from Wikimedia Commons (Atlas geografico e historico de la Republica de Colombia, 1890)
Categoria : Mapas antiguos de Venezuela, from Wikipedia, in Spanish
Map : Nouveau Royaume de Grenade, Nouvelle Andalousie et Guyanne, from Bonne, Atlas Encyclopedique, 1787-88
Mapa del Virreinato de Bueva Granada 1717, from Mapas Invisibiles en Movimento
Map : Viceroyalty of New Granada (Cary 1813), from Wikipedia
Cartografia Historica de Colombia
Encyclopedia Entries
Religious The New Kingdom of Granada, pp.162-163 in U. Cerri, An account of the state of the Roman-Catholick religion throughout the world, 1715, GB
Geographical Tierra Firma, pp.368-371 in Geography anatomiz'd: or, the geographical grammar, 1737, GB
G. Coleti O.S.J., Dizionario Storico-Geografico dell' America Meridionale, vol.1 & 2, 1771, in Italian, GB
The Province of Carthagena etc. pp.380-383 in vol.8 of Th. Smollett, The present state of all nations, 1769, GB
Terra Firma : Darien, Santa Martha, Venezuela, Caracas, Cumana, Trinidad, pp.28-38 in The present state of the West-Indies, 1778, GB
Terra Firma, in The North-American and the West-Indian gazetteer, 1778, GB
J. Morse, The American Gazetteer, 1804, Entries : Cali, Caracoas, Carthagena, Cibola, Comana, Darien, Maracaibo, Merida, New Andalusia, New Granada, Panama, Paria, Popayan, Porto Bello, Santa Fe de Bogota, Santa Martha, Terra Firma, Venezuela, GB; allocates Quito to Peru
A. de Alcedo, The geographical and historical dictionary of America and the West Indies, Entries : Bogota, pp.272-273 in vol.1, 1812, Cali, p.243 in vol.1, 1812, Caracas, pp.296-308 in vol.1, 1812, Cartagena, pp.323-330 in vol.1, 1812, Cibola, p.472 in vol.1, 1812, Cumana, pp.555-558 in vol.1, 1812, Darien, pp.3-5 in vol.2, 1812, Maracaibo, pp.447-450 in vol.2, 1812, Marta, Santa, pp.468-471 in vol.2, 1812, Merida, pp.96-97 in vol.3, 1814, New Andalusia, p.383 in vol.3, 1814, Panama, pp.16-22 in vol.4, 1814, Popayan, pp.189-196 in vol.4, 1814, Portobello, pp.200-202 in vol.4, 1814, Quito, pp.296-304 in vol.4, 1814, Venezuela, pp.155-205 in vol.5, 1815, GB
Historical Terra Firma. Carthagena etc. pp.251-252 in vol.3 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1746, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Diario de las discusiones y actas de las Cortes, vol.1, 1811, vol.2, 1811, vol.3, 1811, vol.4, 1811, vol.5, 1811, vol.6, 1811, vol.7, 1811, vol.8, 1811, vol.9, 1811, vol.10, 1811, vol.11, 1812, vol.12, 1812, vol.13, 1812, vol.14, 1812, vol.15, 1812, vol.16, 1812, vol.18, 1813, vol.19, 1813, vol.20, 1813, vol.21, 1813, vol.22, 1813, vol.23, 1813, 1820-1821 vol.1, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.3, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.4, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.7, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.8, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.9, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.10, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.11, 1820, 1820-1821 vol.12, 1821, 1820-1821 vol.13, 1821, 1820-1821 vol.16, 1821, 1820-1821 vol.18, 1821, 1820-1821 vol.20, 1821, 1820-1821 vol.21, 1821, 1820-1821 vol.22, 1821, 1820-1821 vol.23, 1821, in Spanish, GB
Tour Guides, Travelogues F.J. Pons, A voyage to the eastern part of Terra Firma, or the Spanish Main, vol.1, 1806, vol.2, 1806, vol.3, 1806, GB
Residence Memoirs
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Archivo General de la Nacion, Colombia; Archivo General de la Nacion, Venezuela; Archivo Nacional de Ecuador; Archivo Nacional de Panama; Academia Nacional de Venezuela, click Archivo y Biblioteca
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Biblioteca Nacional de Panama; Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela; Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Colombia - Historical Flags, from FOTW; Pre-Independence Coat of Arms, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes Article : Currency of Colombia, from Wikipedia
D.W. Snow, Introduction to Spanish Colonial Colombian Coins
Colombia, from Daggar Jon's Coin & Currency

Bibliographies . Online Libraries . Thesis Servers . Online Journals . General Accounts . Specific Topics . Historical Dictionaries
Bibliography General RHS Bibliography
on New Granada Venezuela, from The Online Books Page
Library of Congress HLAS Online Handbook of Latin American Studies (Bibliography)
Commented Bibliography from Venezuela Analysis
Colombia, Venezuela, from The Irish in Latin America and Iberia, a Bibliography by E. Murray
Bibliography Venezuela, from NNDB
Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela, Blbliography
Bibliografia Venezolana (description), from Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela, in Spanish
Bibliography : Andes, from Environmental History of Latin America; Online Bibliography on Latin American Environmental History
Latin American Books
Food and Culture (a bibliography), by R.T. Dirks, click on South America
Academia Nacional de Venezuela, click Publicaciones
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
on New Granada Biblioteca Digityal Colombiana
Biblioteca Digital Venezolana
Biblioteca Digital Academica Venezolana
Biblioteca Nacional de Panama - Biblioteca Digital
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
BitBlioteca (Venezuelan)
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango - Biblioteca Virtual
Thesis Server Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Registry of Open Access Repositories : Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela
TDX (Theses from Spanish Universities Online; almost exclusively in Spanish)
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Revista, Articulos y Tesis, scroll down for Celeccion Tests
Online Journals Directory, Article Library Directory of Open Access Journals
HAPI Online, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), The Database of Latin American Journal Articles
On Latin America Latin American Studies Journals (links, from LANIC)
Colonial Latin American Historical Review (CLAHR)
Revista Latino-Americana de Arqueologia Historica
On New Granada Revista Credential Historia, 1990-2010
Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de Cultura 1-26, 1963-1999
Revista Historia Critica, selection of articles from issues 17 to 31 posted
General Accounts John Charles Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire. A Concise History of Latin America, N.Y. : W.W. Norton 2002 [G]
H. Michael Tarver and Julia C. Frederick, The History of Venezuela, Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan 2006, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 987 T196t
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries R.H. Davis, Historical Dictionary of Colombia, Methuen : Scarecrow 1977 [G]
Donna Keyse Rudolph and G.A. Rudolph, Historical Dictionary of Venezuela, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1971 [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. The Americas 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]

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