The African American Experience in Cyberspace: A Resource Guide to the Best Web Sites on Black Culture and History

The African American Experience in Cyberspace: A Resource Guide to the Best Web Sites on Black Culture and History

by Abdul Alkalimat
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745322239

ISBN-13: 9780745322230

Pub. Date: 12/20/2003

Publisher: Pluto Press

The World Wide Web is the greatest source of information used by students and teachers, media and library professionals, as well as the general public. There is so great a flow of information that it is necessary to have a tool for guiding one to the best and most reliable sources. This important new guide to the African American experience in cyberspace fills this

Overview

The World Wide Web is the greatest source of information used by students and teachers, media and library professionals, as well as the general public. There is so great a flow of information that it is necessary to have a tool for guiding one to the best and most reliable sources. This important new guide to the African American experience in cyberspace fills this need for people in all areas of Black Studies and Multiculturalism. There is no search engine list that can match the quality of sites to be found in this book.Alkalimat provides an easy to use directory to the very best websites that deal with the African American Experience. The first section covers every aspect of African American history, while a second section deals with a diverse set of topics covering society and culture. Each chapter has a brief essay, extensively annotation on the five best sites for each topic, and then a group of good sites and a short bibliography. This book is designed for a course at the high school or college level. This book should be kept near every home computer that people use to surf the web for Black content.Most people have found out that the major corporations and governments have been the dominant uploaders of information into cyberspace. This volume is different because it is a serious introduction to the full democratic use of the web. These websites will introduce people to the people who are serious about ending the digital divide because they are busy uploading information about the most excluded and marginalized people, the African American community. Many of these sites are being established by Black Studies academic programmes, as well as community based organizations and institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745322230
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
12/20/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.92(w) x 6.97(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introduction: The Black Experience in Cyberspace1
Part 1Guide to the Best History Sites
Overview9
1.General10
2.Africa22
3.Slave Trade34
4.Slavery43
5.Emancipation53
6.Rural Life64
7.Great Migrations73
8.Urban Life80
9.De-industrialization Crisis88
10.Information Society95
Part 2Guide to the Best Society and Culture Sites
Overview105
11.Family and Heritage106
12.Health114
13.Education123
14.Food132
15.Women139
16.Politics and Civil Rights148
17.Religion and the Church159
18.Business171
19.Labor180
20.Science and Technology188
21.Military197
22.Law206
23.Language and Literature214
24.Music226
25.Performing Arts236
26.Visual and Applied Arts245
27.Gays and Lesbians253
28.Media260
29.Sports268
30.Internet Communications277
Index281

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