See these casahistoria sites for further background:
Academic Resources Index for Argentina: Excellent guide to
key areas research. Including a list of all University sites.
A Brief History of 19th Century Argentina A student history
for starters §
Argentina: Rocky Road to Modernity For a brief
introductory timeline history from PBS.
en la historia (Argentines in history) Photos and links to
sites about key Argentines from Belgrano to Maradonna. Basic.
Can be slow to load in northern hemisphere. Be patient.
Historiador Articles on Argentine history and history in
general. Stylish magazine format Very thorough. Spanish language
pages can be google translated. Can be slow to load in northern
hemisphere. Be patient.
El Sur del Sur: The
Southernmost South An award winning site produced by Farber,
a Bs As media company, this gives a general overview of history,
culture and aspects of life in the southern cone in Argentina.
Not academically of the highest quality but useful for facts and
summary outlines.The site is bilingual: click on a flag to
select your preferred language
argentinos Get to know the local museums!! Well presented,
visually interesting, the site tells you about local places to
visit, activities being organised. There are also links to
Historia del País
An encyclopaedic site: mainly narrative but easy to use and
many images. Good for general information. Excellent reference
site with many sections (however the site availability is
erratic, sometimes it is unobtainable if it is used too much
.....) Currently being revamped - not any easier to use though!
Documents for the history of Argentina A selection of
documents on aspects of Argentina´s history and society. Largely
limited to the last 20 years. From the World History Archive
Argentine Sourcebook By T Edsell. A useful site with many
items of everyday social history interest. §
Fotos Antiguas Photos of old Buenos Aires. Good selection
(and many more categories by using the index on the left hand
side) Commentary in Spanish.
from Historia del
País. You need to click on fotografias on the strap line
then pick a decade.
Presidential Messages Collection of presidential messages
from the 19th through 20th century.
For current developments to the national history themes:
Argentina news excellent resource for current news items
(in English) on Argentina
Newsroom Texas Univ site for links to the recent news
themes on Latin America in general
2. Before Independence: the colonial period
Precursors to Independence Very useful introductory article
to supported (facsimile) documents from the Power & Politics in
the 19th century River Plate series (Univ of Notre Dame)
The Wars of Independence
- Unfortunately, very little in English. The
Wikipedia entry however, is clear. Also the sites in Spanish
listed below can be translated by Google.
José de San Martín About.com article of 5 sides, well linked
to introductory articles on the other liberators by Bonnie
Jose de San Martin, Knight of the Andes
clear, simple bio of
the man with relevant bibliography at the end
Martin: Los documentos del Cruce Excellent site as befits
the stature of the man, sponsored by Clarin newspaper. Very
comprehensive list of documents. Extensive links, but
unfortunately, many are dead. See also
Articles on San Martin from the Clarin on the anniversary of
Extensive site of the Instituto Nacional Sanmartiniano. Very
thorough, not just on accounts but on ephemera. Includes a
multimedia section, the
The San Martín Society. A full site to aspects of San
Martin´s life made up by la Sociedad Sanmartiniana de
Martín: The Liberator An illustrated article on St Martin.
With links to other sites.
San Martín, José de: Liberator of Argentina Bio by Jason A.
Historical Text Archive.
Martin, Jose de - Grave of General San Martin View a photo
of the grave of Jose de San Martin, located in the Metropolitan
Cathedral of Buenos Aires.
ideas políticas de San Martín en Cuyo. (Political ideas of
San Martin) Essay by Prof. Darío Sanfilipo.
Years of San Martin. Series of articles from Argentina's
of Independence See also the
Americas site to place the Argentine wars in their continental context.
4. Early Independence: The Confederation 1826-52
Rulers, Argentine Provinces, 1820-62 Extremely detailed site
on all the governors of the provinces. Good for Mastermind quiz.
Argentina to 1890 Sound account and bibliography by DL Mabry
Juan Manuel Rosas
Detailed description of the 19th c. caudillo
Juan Manuel de Rosas 91 (!) assorted images of Rosas and
events surrounding him.... From peronvencealtiempo site
Rosas, Juan Manuel (1829-52)
Donald J.Mabry in the HTS.
Sound account and bibliography
- Useful introductory articles to supported (facsimile)
documents from the Power & Politics in the 19th century River
Plate series (Univ of Notre Dame).
5. Internal Conflict & Campaigns of Expansion
Batallas (Battles) Comprehensive listing of the early
battles of this period from Historia del País
- From Armed Conflict Events Data site:
Foreign policy of emerging Argentina: Thorough,
detailed description of the period from the Argentine
Universidad del CEMA educational site. Translates reasonably
well using Google. Relevant chapters:
Wars of the River Plate: Los mini-Estados
provinciales del Río de la Plata en tiempos de las guerras
contra el Brasil y contra la Confederación peruano-boliviana.
Rosas: Juan Manuel de Rosas y sus conflictos con
Estados provinciales y extranjeros.
other casahistoria core sites on argentine history:
Immigration into Argentina
The Military and aftermath