African American Studies Subject Guide

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A good starting point for finding information in reference sources, including Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to Present, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other sources.

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Images from ARTstor

There are several image collections in ARTstor that depict the African American experience. Two major collections include the Image of the Black in Western Art collection from the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute and the Schlesinger History of Women in America collection.  In addition a keyword search in the database will uncover images related to the history of African Americans, portraits of key figures, and works by African American artists.

Learn more about ARTstor collections (pdf handout) relevant to African American Studies

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