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Tourism & the Caribbean: Welcome

This libguide includes materials that highlight the development of tourism and its relationship to culture and the rise of U.S. power in the Caribbean from the 1890s to the present.

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This Libguide includes the following:

  1. Journal Articles and Databases
  2. Encyclopedias
  3. Newspapers
  4. Archival Resources
  5. Travel Books and Guidebooks
  6. Microfilm Collections
  7. Open Access Resources

The Latin American & Caribbean Collection (LACC)


The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida has one of the most important collections regarding the Caribbean, Brazil, and Latin America.

Information on the Box Above

The United Fruit Company published promotional materials about its "beneficial" activities in the Caribbean and about tourism in the region on its ships. An example is the book illustrated above. Click the link to have access to its contents.

About Face: Revisiting Jamaica's First Exhibition in Europe

The online exhibit About Face revisits Jamaica's first exhibition to tour Europe after gaining independence in 1962. The exhibit highlights how art was used to promote Jamaica as a tourist destination. Click the link on the box below to visit the exhibit.

Visit About Face, the online exhibit on Jamaica's First Exhibition in Europe

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Margarita Vargas-Betancourt
Department of Special & Area Studies Collections

University of Florida

Phone: (352) 273-2692

Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)

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