Afro-American Studies core

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

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Contains primary source documents from the United States & Europe, as well as other parts of the world; formats include antebellum books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, images, and extensive archival material.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History [Gale]

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International Index to Black Periodicals

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Dates of Coverage: 
1900 to present

Scholarly & news articles from American, African & Caribbean publications. International and multi-disciplinary coverage of culture, history, multidisciplinary politics, religion, and social issues.

American Song [Alexander Street]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1700s - 1960

Streaming audio; songs by and about miners, native Americans, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers & cowboys. Genres include country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, blues, gospel & shape note singing. With liner notes.

African American Music Reference [Alexander Street]

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Biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner note & discographies. Covers blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm & blues, gospel, etc.

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century

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Dates of Coverage: 
Coverage varies by title

Full text articles from The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era, The North Star, Provincial Freeman, and Douglass Monthly.

America: History & Life with Full Text [EBSCO]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1953 to present

Extensive index to 1,700 journals, books, and dissertations on American and Canadian history, popular culture, anthropology, sociology, economics, education, and politics.

Chicago Defender Historical [ProQuest]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1905 - 1975

Online archive of articles, editorial cartoons, photographs, advertisements, etc. from this important African-American newspaper.

Oxford African American Studies Center

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Articles on African American history, literature, and culture from scholarly reference works.

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