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Africana Studies

Guide to Africana Studies Resources

Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford African American Studies Center  A digital compendium of historical and cultural African and African American resources. 

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Africana History

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

Librarian's Choice

"In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience presents "For the first time in history all the components of the African Diaspora are gathered together. The United States is the only place, the present time the only time. African Americans, Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, Central Americans and South Americans of African descent, as well as Africans and Afro-Caribbeans born in Europe live side by side, each group bringing its specificities, culture, and sense of identity. The ethnic and cultural diversity of the black population has never been greater, and richer. And it is all part of the African-American migration experience. This site gives the opportunity to African descended peoples to trace their own histories and the histories of the other groups that form the African Diaspora. It is a resource for discovering their common and not-so-common histories and exploring future possibilities."

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Welcome to the African American and African Studies Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.

                                                                        Leta Hendricks

ProQuest History Vault
History Vault provides primary source materials from digitized archival collections. Content includes correspondence, government records, organization papers, speeches, and other documents. Noted collections include: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century, NAACP Papers, Slavery and the Law, and Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915.

Cambridge Histories Online
This historical reference compendium provides digital access to the Cambridge Histories series. Titles include: "Cambridge History of Africa," "Cambridge History of African American Literature," "Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature," "Cambridge History of Latin America," and "Cambridge History of South Africa."

Oxford Bibliographies
This bibliographic driven database provides access to annotated research guides in African Studies, Childhood Studies, Latino Studies, Music, Public Health and other humanities/social science research areas.

Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922
Created from the Library Company's Afro-Americana Collection — an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history, resource provides access to printed works including books, pamphlets and broadsides, and lesser-known imprints.

African American Periodicals 1825-1995
Database features a diverse collection of periodicals produced by and about African Americans, covering United States slavery through the Million Man March. The publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports, and other print media.

 Early Encounters in North America 

The Early Encounters in North America database contains foundation literature on the peoples, cultures and environment of North America. Database contains the accounts of early encounters between Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans other at group and personal levels.                                                   

International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP)
IIBP includes current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly and popular journals, newspapers and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean. Coverage is global in scope and multidisciplinary, spanning cultural, economic, historical, religious, social, and political issues of vital importance to Africana Studies.

Africana Studies Libraran and Human Sciences Librarian

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