Friday, October 06, 2006

New online database for African American studies

The Oxford African American Studies Center database provides information about the lives and events which shaped African American and African history and culture.

There are more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes:

a Africana which presents an account of the African and African American experience

a Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 which documents the full range of the African American experience from the arrival of the black explorer, Esteban, who arrived with the Spanish in 1527, to the death of Frederick Douglass

a Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, offers a treatment of African American history into the twenty-first century

a Black Women in America

a Africanican American National Biography

a Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

a Over 1,000 images, primary sources with specially written commentaries

a Over 100 maps

a Over 100 charts and tables offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts

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