African American Studies

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History (GVRL)
Description
The Encyclopedia is a 5-volume set and a supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces-many by the foremost scholars in the field-it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to fully define in one source the cultural roots and current condition of the African-American community. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition, 2006 1619-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9499
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Oxford African American Studies Center

Alternative Titles
OAASC, AASC
Description
Combines more than 7,500 articles by scholars drawn from reference works. Includes the complete text of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, The Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, and The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, plus selected articles from many other reference works published by Oxford University Press. Also includes over 1,000 images, maps, charts, tables, and primary sources with specially written commentaries.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9479
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African American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience

Alternative Titles
African American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience (GVRL)
African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience
Description

This chronology presents the history of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes overview essays, sidebars, and primary sources, and over 200 images that chronicle the story of African Americans' struggles, triumphs, complexity, and exuberance. Features include a comprehensive index and a primary document index; sidebars spotlighting specific people and topics; and a bibliography for each topical chapter. Gabriel Burns Stepto, editor. 475 pages. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9467
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African American Almanac

Alternative Titles
African American Almanac (GVRL)
African-American Almanac
Description

The African American Almanac provides historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture in 28 topical chapters (e.g., African American Firsts, Politics, Family & Health). It also includes a chronology, a chapter of important primary documents, directories of organizations and businesses, a bibliography of recently-published works, annotated lists of crucial court cases, a filmography, hundreds of brief biographies, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps, and statistical charts located within the most appropriate text. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
9th edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9465
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Chicago Defender, 1909-1975

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender, PQHN: CD, Chi Def
Chicago Daily Defender
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of The Chicago Defender, a leading African-American newspaper, available in full page images digitized from microfilm. (Issues of The Chicago Defender from 1976-1993 are available on microfilm in the Hatcher Graduate Library, call number FILM X474.)

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1909-1975 Includes most issues from the weekly, daily and national editions that were variously published between July 31, 1909 (Volume 4, Number 31) and December 31, 1975 (Volume 71, Number 170).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9463
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
PQHN, ADW, BAA, CD, CT, DFP, IT, JP, LAS, LAT, NYAN, NYT, PC, WIT, WSJ, WP, UK, Freep
Description

ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides full-text searchable access to the complete backfiles of 20 U.S. and 31 international English-language newspapers from Canada, China, India, Ireland, Israel, and the United Kingdom, including:

Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1791 - 2012 (Varies by title) One year of additional content is added to the backfile annually for the following 10 titles: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Globe and Mail, Irish Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Times of India, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post. The content of all other titles does not increase beyond the years specified.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9371
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Black Studies Center

Alternative Titles
Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, Chicago Defender, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP)
BSC
Description
Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to historical and current material for researching the past, present and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It includes scholarly essays, periodical articles, historical newspaper articles, images, video clips, a detailed timeline, and more from the following resources: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) Full Text (1902-1990, 1998- ), The Chicago Defender historical backfile (1909-1975), and Black Literature Index (1827-1940).
Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Dates of coverage vary by title and portion of database as noted above. 1827 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9329
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Accessible Archives

Description

Provides full text, searchable access to:

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9295
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African American Artists on Disc

Alternative Titles
African American Artists on Disc [UM Library Terminal Services]
Description

A comprehensive annotated bibliography of black artists and art in the US, spanning nearly three centuries. Covers more than 8,000 African-American fine, vernacular, and craft artists, plus art historians, museum and gallery directors, and curators.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8917
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Black Thought and Culture

Description

Black Thought and Culture is an electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. 

The collection includes the words of Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Paul Robeson, Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ida B. Wells, Nikki Giovanni, Mary McLeod Bethune, Carl Rowan, Roy Wilkens, James Weldon Johnson, Audre Lorde, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Constance Baker Motley, Walter F. White, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Jesse Jackson, Bobby Seale, Gwendolyn Brooks, Huey P. Newton, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Randall Kennedy, Cornel West, Nelson George, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Bayard Rustin, and hundreds of other notable people.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Earliest times to 1975
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8781
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