African American Studies

Encyclopedia of African American Society

Alternative Titles
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Encyclopedia of African American Society
Sage eReference
Description

This two-volume reference work details the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today’s society. Approaching the field from a “street level” perspective, these two volumes cover topics such as rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, among others. Included as part of the SAGE e-Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10743
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SAGE Knowledge

Alternative Titles
Sage Reference Online
Sage eReference, Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Description

Sage Knowledge is a searchable collection of over 130 scholarly encyclopedias in the social sciences and other fields, including: anthropology, communication, education, geography, health, history, law, management, politics, psychology, and sociology.  Also includes handbooks and texts in the Debates and Disability reference series

Previously known as Sage Reference Online.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002-2012
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10561
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World Newspaper Archive

Alternative Titles
African Newspapers, East European Newspapers, Latin American Newspapers, South Asian Newspapers
America's Historical Newspapers
Description

World Newspaper Archive is a fully-searchable, digital collection of historical newspapers newspapers from around the world. It includes a gradually expanding digitized backfiles of 19th and 20th century newspapers from Africa (1800-1922), East Europe (1835-1922), Latin America and Latin America Series 2 (1805-1922) and South Asia (1864-1922). As the project expands, it will grow to include newspapers from the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Follow the links above to see title lists for each collection.

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1800s - 1900s
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10385
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Baltimore African-American, 1893-1988

Alternative Titles
Baltimore Afro-American, Baltimore Afro American, Baltimore African American, BAA
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, PQHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile from 1893-1988. Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1893 - 1988
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10349
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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If you need help finding alternative sources of information, or experience problems not noted here, contact Ask A Librarian.

Details: Attempts to access materials through the Gale Virtual Reference Library may lead to a "You do not have access to the requested document" message from on and off campus.

Alternative Titles
GVRL
Description

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 100 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers. Includes: African American Almanac, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Datapedia of the U.S., Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia Judaica, Encylopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, World Press Encyclopedia, and many more. Articles can be displayed in HTML with active hyperlinks, or as PDF facsimiles of pages from the original print edition. Individual titles are arranged by subject category (see keywords below), and also appear in Search Tools and Mirlyn separately. Searching can be done within an individual title, or across the entire collection.

Type
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Recent editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10205
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Race Relations Abstracts (EBSCO)

Description
Race Relations Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Race, Ethnicity & Education and Ethnic & Racial Studies.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10199
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Black Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers
BHN, PQHN, ADW, CD, LAS, NYAN, PC, BAA
Description

A custom ProQuest cross-search providing full-text access to the complete backfiles of six major African American community newspapers--Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1909-1975), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002). Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1893 - 2005 (Varies by title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10087
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Black Studies on Disc [UM Terminal Services]

Alternative Titles
Black Studies on CD-ROM, BSD
Index to Black Periodicals
Description
Information on materials by and about African Americans, Africa and peoples of African ancestry. Includes the catalog of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and citations from the Index to Black Periodicals (1988-2002).
Type
Article Index
Coverage
700 A.D. - (cataloged items); 1988 - 2002 (periodical index) 2003 Edition. ## ##Schomburg Center catalog includes 217,000 records describing over 2 million books, serials, microforms, audio and audio-visual resources, photographs, manuscript collections, art, artifacts and ephemera. (Manuscripts, photographs, art works and other special collection materials are cataloged at the collection level.) ## ##Index to Black Periodicals includes records describing all articles appearing in 36 popular magazines and scholarly journals from 1988 to 2002.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9683
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Black Drama

Description

NOTE: a newer version of this product, Black Drama: Second Edition, is available here: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/1078898.

Black Drama contains the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection of black drama, is the project’s editorial advisor. More than a quarter of the collection will consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Femi Euba, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.

Each play is extensively and deeply indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, a rich performance database, and images. The result is an exceptionally deep and unified collection that illustrates the many purposes that black theater has served: to give testimony to the ancient foundations of black culture; to protest injustices; to project emerging images of the new Black; and to give voice to the many and varied expressions of black creativity.

The database covers key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists of the 1940s. The collection includes musical comedies, domestic dramas, folk dramas, history plays, anti-slavery plays, one-act plays, and other works. Many were published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, others have never before been published or performed.

Students and scholars will have immediate access to plays addressing a wide range of struggles and triumphs, including migration to Northern cities, mothers’ keeping families together, exploitation by white land owners, interracial unity, racial violence, civil rights activism, and the black war hero.

Included are the plays of Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Ira Aldridge, Shirley Graham, W.E.B. DuBois, William Wells Brown, Owen Dodson, Joseph Seamon Cotter, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Randolph Edmonds, Angelina Weld Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, May Miller, Willis Richardson, Eulalie Spence, and others.

In addition, the collection covers the Black Arts movement of the sixties and seventies and works performed by the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS), The Negro Ensemble Company, and other companies.

The plays explore themes including civil rights, desegregation, and a wide range of ideologies – integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist. While the collection is strong in social and political drama, it also covers domestic drama and satires.

The collection includes works by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ed Bullins, Phillip Hayes Dean, Ted Shine, Aishah Rahman, Paul Carter Harrison, James Baldwin, Rita Dove, Charles Fuller, Ron Milner, Sonia Sanchez, Melvin Van Peebles, Joseph Walker, Richard Wesley, and many others. Dozens of never-before-published works are included.

This collection also brings together a wide collection of plays from Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world. It includes works by writers such as David Edgecombe, Una Marson, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jimmi Makotsi, Femi Osofisan, Yulisa Amadu Maddy, Duro Lapido, ‘Zulu Sofola, H.I.E Dhlomo, Gus Edwards, Fatima Dike, Alan Paton, Ama Ata Aidoo, Francis D. Imbuga, Joe Coleman de Graft, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Richard Moore Rive, and many others. Dozens of plays in the collection have never been published before. Other works are long out-of-print or hard-to-find.

The plays deal with the social and political ills stemming from colonialism, slavery, and apartheid; the struggle for independence; African history; and neo-colonialism. Of particular interest is material written as “township theatre” in South Africa under apartheid and the development of black grassroots urban theatre. White Africans are included when they are key writers whose works address important black issues.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
mid-1800s to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9639
Access
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America's Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
Americas Historical Newspapers
Early American Newspapers
Description
America's Historical Newspapers provides searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of titles from all 50 states. The collection currently includes:
  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
  • Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876
  • Early American Newspapers, Series II, 1758-1900
  • Early American Newspapers, Series III, 1829-1922
  • Early American Newspapers, Series VI, 1741-1922
  • Early American Newspapers, Series VII, 1773-1922
  • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
  • Type
    Newspaper(s)
    Coverage
    1690-1922
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9515
    Access
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    Pages

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