October 02, 2007

Bolivian History Online

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It is always fascinating to find how much history is being placed online. This time I have found the website: American Memory from the Library of Congress. This website collects historical documents and images, mainly from American history. However, if you do a search, you can find some interesting documents on Bolivia, as well as many other countries in the world, I guess.

For instance, I found this report from a Lt. Gibbon, who traveled through Peru, Bolivia and a bit of Brazil and wrote his impressions on the places he saw and his experiences (pages 130 on). The report was presented to Congress in 1854.

Also, I found various interesting pictures. For example, I found three panoramic views, one of Sucre and two of La Paz (here and here), from 1915.