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African-American Studies

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African-American Studies Research Guides

African American Studies LibGuide

Use this guide to get started with a variety of sources for locating information about African American Studies

Web Resources

African American Studies on the Web

Links to reliable African American Studies resources on the Web

Last review: 07-31-2014

Slave Narratives on the Web

Last review: 07-31-2014

Books

Affirmative Action

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Bibliography

This bibliography focuses on the works of African-American historians and social scientists.

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Biography

The biographies cited in this bibliography are primarily those of African-American civil rights leaders, public officials and those whose lives have a social significance beyond their professional achievements.

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Education

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American History

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American History: (1775-1864) American Revolution-Civil War

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American History: (1865-1877) Reconstruction Era

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American History: (1878-1990) Civil Rights Movement

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Inventors

This is a brief list of books and websites that focus on African American inventors, their inventions, and their patents. Some websites include biographical links, and additional reading suggestions.

Last update: 08-26-2015

African American Literature

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Literature: (1750-1899)

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Literature: (1900-1940) Harlem Renaissance

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Literature: (1941-Current date)

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Plays and Playwrights

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Primary Sources

This list encompasses major works germane to the entire African American experience.

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Religions

This list highlights resources in our collection on the role of religion in African American culture, and  the impact of African Americans on various religions, including Protestant faiths and Roman Catholicism.

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Studies & Commentary-Colonial Period through the Civil War

This list of selected resources include works that document and comment on the experience of African Americans from the Colonial Period through the Civil War in the history of the United States.

Last review: 07-31-2014

African American Studies & Commentary-Reconstruction to the Present

This list of selected resources include works that document and comment on the experience of African Americans from Reconstruction to the present in the history of the United States.

Last review: 07-31-2014

Black Abolitionists

Last review: 07-31-2014

Dudley Randall

Contains a list of works by and about Dudley Randall, 1914-2000, poet, librarian, publisher, editor, and founder of Broadside Press. Also includes titles published by Broadside Press.

Last review: 07-31-2014

Gullah Culture

Contains information on the history and culture of the Gullah-speaking people of the South Carolina and Georgia seacoast.  The Gullah culture exhibits strong ties to the cultures of West and Central Africa and is the African-American group, perhaps, that is most closely affiliated with it historic African roots.

Last review: 07-31-2014

African-Americans and Canada

Contains materials pertaining to Canada and the Underground Railroad, settlement of escaped slaves in Canada, and African-Canadians.

Last review: 07-31-2014

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