African American Studies

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Alan Unsworth

Rush Rhees Library


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Civil Rights


  • The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185.61 .E544
  • Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185.61 .L84


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Data & Statistics

  • Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860: A Sourcebook
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185.18 .C73
  • The Black Population: 2010
    African American demographic data/statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Historical Statistics of Black America
    Compiled & Edited by Jessie Carney Smith and Carell Peterson Horton. Gale research, 1995.
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185 .H543 1995 


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History & Culture


  • The African American Encyclopedia  (2nd ed.)
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185 .A253 2001
  • The African American Mosaic
    A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Black history and culture.
  • Archives of African American Music and Culture
    AAAMC is an Indiana University center "devoted to the collection, preservation, and dissemination of materials for the purpose of research and study of African-American music and culture."
  • Chronology of African-American History: Significant Events and People from 1619 to the Present
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185 .H64 1991
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History:  The Black Experience in the Americas
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185.E54 2006
  • The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans
    Rhees Reference Stacks E185 .A8 1991


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