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Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922

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Vendor:
Readex
Producer:
Readex
Coverage:
1535-1922


Afro-Americana imprints, 1535-1922 is a searchable collection of books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, presenting a record of African American history, literature and culture.
Abstract: "Created from the Library Company of Philadelphia's acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection - an accumulation that begain with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history - this unique online resource provides researchers with more than 12,000 printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects covered include the West's discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought, including political protest and resistance to racism; descriptions of African American life -- slave and free -- throughout the Americans; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations." (OCLC)

Number of Users:
unlimited
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Frank-Wilson, Marion
SFX Source:
No
Federated Search:
No

IUB Library Subjects:
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • History
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

African Americans -- History.
African Americans -- History -- Sources.
African Americans -- History -- Sources -- Databases.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources -- Databases.