An index and editorial history of the Mexican political and literary journal América (1940-1960)
Weddell, Cecilia Carmen
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The journal América (Mexico City, 1940-1960) was founded as a leftist monthly focused on politically uniting Latin American and exiled Spanish youth and, by the end of its print life, was a semifrequent literary anthology sponsored by the Mexican government’s Secretaria de Educación Pública, publishing the early-career writings of Juan Rulfo, Rosario Castellanos, Rodolfo Usigli, and more. Despite its literary historical importance, the journal’s issues are not digitized nor are their contents publicly available; further, there is no library or archive that holds a complete collection of América’s issues. This index and editorial history catalogues the contents of sixty-nine of América’s seventy-four issues and gives a brief editorial and publication history of the journal.