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American History; Statistical and Numeric Data; Government Information: United States; Government Information: State and Local
Book
2 v. (xxxii, 918, 22 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Preface Introduction Chapter 1. The State of African American Election Data Chapter 2. The Literature on the African American Electorate Chapter 3. The African American Electorate in the Colonial Era, 1610-1773 Chapter 4. The African American Electorate in the Revolutionary Era, 1774-1789 Chapter 5. The Electoral Context in Antebellum America, 1788-1861 Chapter 6. The African American Electorate in Antebellum and Civil War America, 1788-1867 Chapter 7. The Reversal of African American Suffrage Rights prior to the Fifteenth Amendment, 1788-1870 Chapter 8. Suffrage Referenda Prior to the Fifteenth Amendment, 1846-1870 Chapter 9. Voting Behavior of the African American Electorate Prior to the Fifteenth Amendment, 1788-1870 Chapter 10. The First African American Nominees and Public Office Holders, 1776-1870 Chapter 11. The National Equal Rights League Chapter 12. The Civil War Election and the African American Soldiers' Vote, 1864 Chapter 13. African American Voter Registration and Turnout in 1867 Southern State Elections Chapter 14. African American Voting Behavior in the First Presidential and Congressional Elections after the Abolition of Slavery in the South, 1868 and 1872 Chapter 15. African American Voting Behavior in the First Presidential and Congressional Elections After the Abolition of Slavery in the Border, Midwest, and Far West States, 1868 and 1872 Chapter 16. African American Voting Behavior in Subsequent Elections Through Disenfranchisement, 1868 to 1920 Chapter 17. African American Voting and Non-Voting Behavior in the Era of Disenfranchisement (1888-1908) and Beyond Chapter 18. The Lodge Bill and Beyond Chapter 19. African American Voters and Electoral Empowerment in the North, 1876-1944 Chapter 20. The Enfranchisement of African American Women: 1669-1921 Chapter 21. The Electoral Revolt of the African American Voters in 1920-1921 and Beyond Chapter 22. African American Registration and Voting in the South, 1920-1944 Chapter 23. African American Registration and Voting in the South, 1944-1965 Chapter 24. Rare African American Registration and Voting Data Chapter 25. The 1965 Voting Rights Act, Expansions and Renewals, 1970, 1975, 1982, 1992, and 2006 Chapter 26. Felon and Ex-Felon Disenfranchisement Chapter 27. African American Voting Rights in a Historic Presidential Election Chapter 28. Summary and Conclusions Appendices Cumulative Bibliography Copyright Acknowledgments Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780872895089 20160610
This pioneering work brings together for the first time in a single reference work all of the extant, fugitive, and recently discovered registration data on African American voters from Colonial America to the present. It features election returns for African American presidential, senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates over time. Rich, insightful narrative explains the data and traces the history of the laws dealing with the enfranchisement and disenfranchisement of African Americans. Topics covered include: - the contributions of statistical pioneers including Monroe Work, W.E.B. DuBois and Ralph Bunche - African American organizations, like the NAACP and National Equal Rights League (NERL) - pioneering African American officeholders, including the few before the Civil War - four influxes of African American voters: Reconstruction (Southern African American men), the Fifteenth Amendment (African American men across the country), the Nineteenth Amendment (African American female voters in 1920 election), and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - the historical development of disenfranchisement in the South and the statistical impact of the tools of disenfranchisement: literacy clauses, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses. The African-American Electorate features more than 300 tables, 150 figures, and 50 maps, many of which have been created exclusively for this work using demographic, voter registration, election return, and racial precinct data that have never been collected and assembled for the public. An appendix includes popular and electoral voting data for African-American presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates, and a comprehensive bibliography indicates major topic areas and eras concerning the African-American electorate. The African American Electorate offers students and researchers the opportunity, for the first time, to explore the relationship between voters and political candidates, identify critical variables, and situate African Americans' voting behavior and political phenomena in the context of America's political history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780872895089 20160610
Green Library
Database topics
News; American History; Race and Ethnicity
Database topics
News; American History; Race and Ethnicity
Physical extent
1 online resource.
Part of the Readex America's Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States--those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress. Beginning with Freedom's Journal (NY), the first African American newspaper published in the United States, the titles in this resource include The Colored Citizen (OH), Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.
Database topics
American History; American Literary Studies; Race and Ethnicity
Book
1 online resource
"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."
Database topics
American History; Sociology
Contains the collection of over 2,000 interviews conducted in seventeen states between 1936 and 1938 under the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Progress Administration, as published in 1972 in The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography edited by George P. Rawick. The site contains a links to the narratives and Rawick's analysis of the collection, From Sundown to Sunup: The Making of the Black Community. Each entry links to an Adobe PDF version of the narrative as contained in the Rawick print collection, including any handwritten editorial comments made at the time.
Database topics
News; American History; Race and Ethnicity
"Founded by former slave John Henry Murphy Sr. when he merged three church publications, The Baltimore Afro-American became one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast. In addition to featuring the first black female reporter (Murphy's daughter) and female sportswriters, the paper's contributors have included writer Langston Hughes, intellectual J. Saunders Redding, artist Romare Bearden, and sports editor Sam Lacy, whose column influenced the desegregation of professional sports. Through the decades, the newspaper fought for equal employment rights, urged African-American participation in politics, and advocated state-funded higher education for blacks. In the 1930s, The Baltimore Afro-American launched "The Clean Block" campaign, which is still in existence today, to clean up inner-city neighborhoods and fight crime. It stationed correspondents in Europe and the Pacific during World War II, providing first-hand reports to readers. In the 1950s, working with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the newspaper's efforts contributed to the outlawing of public school segregation."--Brochure
Database topics
Race and Ethnicity; American History
Physical extent
1 online resource.
This primary source collection presents the international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. Covering the period 1830-1865, the approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany. The digital collection reproduces in full the 17 reels of microfilmed content from the original collection and provides a searchable, easily accessible format for research, teaching, and study.
Database topics
Language; Race and Ethnicity
"Black Drama, Second Edition contains the full text of 1,310 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection of black drama, is the project's editorial advisor. More than a quarter of the collection will consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Alice Childress, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. The database covers key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists of the 1940s. The collection includes musical comedies, domestic dramas, folk dramas, history plays, anti-slavery plays, one-act plays, and other works. Many were published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, others have never before been published or performed. The plays explore themes including civil rights, desegregation, and a wide range of ideologies - integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist. While the collection is strong in social and political drama, it also covers domestic drama and satires. The collection includes works by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ed Bullins, Phillip Hayes Dean, Ted Shine, Aishah Rahman, Paul Carter Harrison, James Baldwin, Alica Childress, Rita Dove, Charles Fuller, Ron Milner, Sonia Sanchez, Melvin Van Peebles, Joseph Walker, Richard Wesley, Adrienne Kennedy, and many others"--About the Database.
Database topics
American History; Race and Ethnicity
"Black Thought and Culture is a single source for the published works of numerous historically important black leaders. Along with well-known works, the collection features approximately 5,000 pages of unique, fugitive, and never-before-published materials. When complete, Black Thought and Culture will provide approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to 1975. Black teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other leaders form the mainstay of this corpus. The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature, and art."--'About the database' page.
Database topics
American History; Language; News; Race and Ethnicity
Newspaper
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Media & Microtext Center
Database topics
American History; News
"More than 130 searchable newspapers published by members of many of the most influential American ethnic groups in 25 U.S. states" --infoweb.newsbank.com

12. The HistoryMakers [2012 - ]

Database topics
American History; Race and Ethnicity
Video
1 online resource.
Over 83,205 stories assembled from live oral history interviews with 1,617 historically significant African Americans as of December 2, 2016. Founded in July of 1999, The HistoryMakers has grown into the nation's largest African American video oral history archive. Its collection includes the interviews of President Barack Obama (then an Illinois State Senator), civil rights leader Julian Bond, and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, to name a few.
Database topics
American History; Economics and Business; Race and Ethnicity
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. Of the thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America, only the transatlantic slave trade and the domestic slave trades were coerced, the eleven others were voluntary movements of resourceful and creative men and women, risk-takers in an exploitative and hostile environment. Their survival skills, efficient networks, and dynamic culture enabled them to thrive and spread, and to be at the very core of the settlement and development of the Americas. Their hopeful journeys changed not only their world and the fabric of the African Diaspora but also the Western Hemisphere. AAME presents more than 16,500 pages of texts, 8,300 illustrations, and more than 60 maps. Browse by migration, geography, timeline, source and education materials. Phrase and keyword searching.

14. Los Angeles sentinel [1933 - ]

Database topics
American History; News
Newspaper
v. : ill. ; 56-58 cm.
Green Library
Database topics
American History; Race and Ethnicity
"Contains secondary documents written about Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as primary documents written during King's life."
Database topics
Music
Music recording
1 online resource
American Song is an aural history of America, providing coverage in breadth and depth for American music, and is essential for the study of music history and the social, cultural, and political history of North America. The collection includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. There are songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and anti-war protests. Also included are recordings originally released in Alexander Street's African American Song.
Database topics
American History; Race and Ethnicity
Comprehensive collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture, coupled with precise search and browse capabilities. Features over 7,500 articles from Oxford's reference works, approximately 100 primary sources with specially written commentaries, over 1,000 images, over 100 maps, over 200 charts and tables, timelines to guide researchers through the history of African Americans and over 6,000 biographies. The core content includes: Africana, which presents an account of the African and African American experience in five volumes ; the Encyclopedia of African American history ; Black women in America, 2nd ed ; and the African American national biography.
Database topics
African Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
"Ever since the national rise of 'Black Studies' during the second half of the twentieth century, this field has focused on the distinctive individuals, places, events, concepts, and circumstances of African American history from the seventeenth century to the present -- from the early national period, when New World Africans first reckoned with Enlightenment preconceptions of race, to the new millennium, when African Americans continue to negotiate the conditions of their lives in the United States. African American Studies is now a vibrant, complex, and growing field for the intellectual and curricular mission of centers, institutes, programs, and departments at colleges and universities across the country. Oxford Bibliographies in African American Studies represents another step in the field's institutional progress. Regularly updated and expanded with new content, the module will provide bibliographic articles that identify, organize, cite, and annotate scholarship on key areas of African American Studies -- culture, politics, law, history, society, religion, and economics."-- Editorial page.
Stanford Libraries
Database topics
Uncategorized
Physical extent
1 online resource.
This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

20. Popped in Oakland [2008]

Database topics
Uncategorized
Video
1 online resource (1 video file (7 min, 39 sec.)) : sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: video file. Flash.
"Oakland, CA is one of many major cities across the U.S. that's suffered an increase in gun-related homicides. Hear the testimony of those who've survived shootings and get a deeper look into what one doctor is calling "an epidemic of violent crime in the African-American community.""--youTube description.