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Intro to African American and African Studies


Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History New York, Macmillan, 1996. 5 vols plus Supplement (2001).
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas 2nd edition. Detroit, Macmillan, 2006. 6 vols.
Signed entries covering all aspects of African-American history and life. While the 2d edition expands the scope of the work beyond North America, it has only a little more than half of the number of entries found in the first edition. Many of the U.S.-centered articles (for example, entries on states and major cities) are not available in the 2d edition. About half of the articles that appear in both have been updated in the 2d edition. Bibliographic references. Together, a good starting point for research.
Dana Call Number: Ref. E185 .E54 1996.
Dana Call Number: Ref. E185 .E54 2006.Rutgers-restricted Access
Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery.
John Randall Miller and John David Smith, eds. New York, Greenwood, 1988.
Extensive collection of articles relating to slavery in the U.S. Bibliographic references. 
New Encyclopedia of Africa
John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, editors. 2nd edition. Detroit, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. 5 volumes.
"Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism." Rutgers-restricted Access


In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
"Presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds. " A project of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Includes images, texts, and maps.

Historical Statistics

International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-1993
3rd edition. New York, Stockton Press, 1998. Availalbe?

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