Databases: Africana Studies

  • by ABC-CLIO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Drawing from over 300 titles this database covers the black experience from its African origins to the present day. Topics include history, biography, literature, arts, music, pop culture, folklore, business slavery, civil rights, politics, sports, education, and science & technology. Includes a deep backlist of reference books and monographs, many now available in electronic format for the first time; Hundreds of primary documents: manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other papers; More than 4,000 interviews with former slaves, including the WPA slave narratives from the acclaimed The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography; Sixty-seven Negro University Press texts from the late 1700s to the early 1970s classics in black scholarship. Other Features: In their Own Voices (audio clips, such as interviews with former slaves and music files). Links to vetted Web sites. Lesson plans, directly tied to associated primary source documents and images, and other classroom resources. Hundreds and hundreds of photographs, maps, and other images.


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    Related Research Guides: Africana Studies Research

  • by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Part 1: Organizational Records and Personal Papers of notable people and organizations in the Black Freedom Movement such as Bayard Rustin, Mary McLeod Bethune, A. Philip Randolph, the American Committee on Africa, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Black Power Movement (Revolutionary Action Movement). Part 2: Federal Government Records, including African Americans in the Military; Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929; Centers of the Southern Struggle: FBI Files on Montgomery, Albany, St. Augustine, Selma, and Memphis; Civil Rights during the Bush Administration; Civil Rights during the Carter Administration; Civil Rights during the Eisenhower Administration; Civil Rights during the Johnson Administration; Civil Rights during the Kennedy Administration; Civil Rights during the Nixon Administration. Civil Rights Movements and the Federal Government, including Records of the Interstate Commerce Commission on Discrimination in Transportation, 1961-1970; Records of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, 1958-1973; Records of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Police-Community Relations in Urban Areas, 1954-1966; Records of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, School Desegregation in the South, 1965-1966; Records of the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights, Special Projects, 1960-1970. Department of Justice Classified Subject Files on Civil Rights, 1914-1949; East St. Louis Riot of 1917; FBI Files on Black Extremist Organizations: COINTELPRO Files on Black Hate Groups and Investigation of the Deacons of Defense and Justice; FBI Files of Black Extremist Organizations: Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver of the Black Panther Party; Federal Surveillance of Afro-Americans (1917-1925): The First World War, the Red Scare, and the Garvey Movement; Martin Luther King, Jr. FBI File; New Deal Agencies and Black America; Peonage Files of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1901-1945; President Truman's Committee on Civil Rights; Records of the Committee on Fair Employment Practices, Racial Tension File, 1943-1945; Records of the Tuskegee Airmen.


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    Related Research Guides: Africana Studies Research

  • by ProQuest

    Type: Reference

    Description: CultureGrams consists of three editions of country reports updated annually: World Edition is especially useful for those in international business or planning trips abroad. It is a concise reference tool created by natives and long-time residents to give you an insider's perspective. Each report seeks a balance between generality and breadth, on one hand, and detail and depth on the other. Local customs, are included, along with national flags, national anthems, basic economic and social data, politics and history, etc. World Kids Edition contains some of the same information as the World Edition, but the format and content is oriented toward the K-8 grade levels. This will be especially useful for those in the Teacher Education Department in creating social studies lesson plans. The National Curriculum Standards for history, social studies, and English language arts are included. States Edition is also designed for grades K-8, with information on politics, history, geography, economics, etc., of the fifty states and Washington, D.C.


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    Related Research Guides: No guides listed.

  • Ethnic NewsWatch

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    by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints -- the other sides of the stories. The database supports programs in business, education, ethnic and cultural studies, literature and the arts, environmental studies, history, journalism, political science and government, public policy, sociology and contemporary culture, Spanish language and culture and more. Full-text searching and complete indexing available. Text in English or Spanish, but articles are not translated. Publication often delayed up to one year after original publication.


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    Related Research Guides: No guides listed.

  • by World Bank

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Please Note: It is recommended that you use the Mozilla Firefox browser to search this database. If you are going to be using Internet Explorer and plan to download data to Excel, you must adjust the setting on your workstation as directed in: http://data.worldbank.org/about/faq/technical-problems before starting your search. Free database provided by the World Bank. See also: World Bank Data. WDI is the World Bank annual compilation of data about development. There are more than 550 indicators of economic and socio-economic data covering People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The data cover more than 225 countries and groups.


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    Related Research Guides: Using World Development Indicators