This past week the efforts of Christopher Columbus were recognized with the annual observation of his namesake holiday. Last May, the Texas State University Libraries added the Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 database, providing insight to the new world Columbus’ explorations created.
Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 presents a number of historical documents in the form of books, almanacs, and other ephemera. The primary sources are fully searchable and can be browsed by genre, subject, author, place of publication, or language. George Washington’s journal from his time in Barbados and a lecture from John Jay about the emancipation of the West Indies are available.