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The Harvard Guide to African-American History: Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Harvard Guide to African-American History: Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


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This landmark guide covers research into every aspect of African-American life and work, offering a compendium of information and interpretation about almost 400 years of African-Americans' experiences as an ethnic group and as Americans.

The first part of the Guide contains 12 essays on historical research aids, from traditional archival and reference materials to the Internet. The second and largest part presents comprehensive and chronological bibliographies, prepared by John Thornton, Peter H. Wood, Gary B. Nash, Stephanie Shaw, Richard J. M. Blackett, Eric Foner, Leon F. Litwack, Joe W. Trotter, Jeffrey Conrad Stewart, Nancy L. Grant, Darlene Clark Hine, Clayborne Carson, John H. Bracey, Adam Biggs, and Corey Walker. The third part contains listings of resources on the special subjects of women, prepared by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham; geographical areas; and autobiography and biography, prepared by Randall K. Burkett, Leon F. Litwack, and Richard Newman. A companion CD-ROM packaged with the book makes more than 15,000 bibliography entries available for computer searching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674002760
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Series: Harvard University Press Reference Library Series , #7
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 945,606
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African American Studies at Harvard University.

Leon F. Litwack is A. & M. Morrison Professor of American History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2007. He is also winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the American Book Award and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Film Grant.

Darlene Clark Hine is John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University.

Randall K. Burkett is Curator of the African American Collections at Emory University.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Clayborne Carson is Professor of History at Stanford University and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project.

James P. Danky is Newspapers and Periodicals Librarian at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the editor of Black Periodicals and Newspapers.

Gary B. Nash is Professor of History Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, and Professor and Director, National Center for History in the Schools.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"On the Evolution of Scholarship in Afro-American History," by John Hope Franklin

Editors' Introduction


I. Historical Research Aids and Materials

1. Bibliography
• Richard Newman

2. Reference Works
• Barbara A. Burg and Randall K. Burkett

3. Internet Sources
• Raquel Von Cogell

4. Manuscript Collections
• Earl Lewis and Marya McQuirtir

5. Primary Sources on Microform
• Nathaniel Bunker

6. Newspapers and Selected Periodicals
• James P. Danky

7. Government Documents
• Debra Newman Ham

8. Oral History
• Elinor Des Verney Sinnette

9. Art
• Berry Kaplan Gubert and John Gennari

10. Music
• Portial K. Maultsby

11. Photography
• Deborah Willlis

12. Film and Television
• Thomas Cripps

II. Comprehensive and Chronological Histories

13. Comprehensive Studies

14. 1492-1690
• John Thornton

15. 1690-1772
• Peter H. Wood

16. 1772-1831
• Gary B. Nash

17. 1831-1865 (South)
• Stephanie Shaw

18. 1831-1865 (North)
• Richard J. M. Blackett

19. 1865-1877
• Eric Foner

20. 1877-1915
• Leon F. Litwack

21. 1915-1932
• Joe W. Trotter

22. 1932-1945
• Nancy L. Grant and Darlene Clark Hine

23. 1945-1968
• Clayborne Carson

24. 1968-1999
• John H. Bracey, Adam Biggs, and Corey Walker

III. Histories of Special Subjects

25. Women
• Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

26. Geographical Areas

27. Autobiography and Biography
• Randall K. Burkett, Leon F. Litwack, and Richard Newman


Author Index

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