The University Library is pleased to announce online access for all three UM campuses to two major collections of historical texts by and about African Americans: African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 and Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922.
Features over 170 periodicals, ranging from popular magazines to academic and political journals, from 26 states. Selection is based on James P. Dankey's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998). The collection was scanned from collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
This is a diverse collection of texts related to African American history and culture, collected by the Library Company of Philadelphia. When complete, it will contain over 12,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides. Subjects include the discovery and exploitation of Africa, the rise of slavery, the growth and success of abolitionist movements, descriptions of African American life, depictions of race and slavery in fiction and drama. Includes printed works of African American individuals and organizations.
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