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  • The five-volume encyclopedia extensively covers the history and culture of people of African descent. More than 4,000 articles discuss prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • The African-American Almanac provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. It includes coverage of such topics as Africa and the African diaspora, film and television, national organizations, religion, science and technology, sports, and more.
  • This three-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of the history of African Americans in the United States from their first arrival in British North America in 1619 through the present day. The set’s alphabetically arranged essays cover the major economic, political, social, and cultural events and developments of nearly four centuries. There are no biographies among the "A-Z" articles; instead, brief profiles are collected in the last volume under "Notable Figures in African American History."
  • African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans.
  • African American populations are established in every area of the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Black Americans have played an invaluable role in creating our great nation in myriad ways, including their physical contributions and labor during the slavery era; intellectually, spiritually, and politically; in service to our country in military duty; and in areas of popular culture such as music, art, sports, and entertainment. This state-by-state treatment of information allows readers to take pride in what happened in their state and in the famous people who came from their state. --publisher description
  • In recognition and celebration of African American achievement over the past 100 years, this landmark book details the lives of 150 individuals who have made a lasting and profound impact on our culture. Black Heroes details the stories of men and women who have struggled against the odds and advanced to miraculous heights, in the process inspiring countless others.
  • In three volumes, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today. This reference source includes biographies of remarkable women as well as discussion of topics pertaining to arts, culture, family, gender, law, occupations, politics, religion, science, and sports.
  • This reference source is designed for users seeking information on important people, places, and events in African American history from 1492 to the present. It covers a variety of topics including civil rights, education, literature, music, politics, science, and sports. Arranged chronologically, it contains short biographies, historical documents, photographs, illustrations, and a historical timeline.
  • The multi-volume series provides biographical profiles of important and influential people of African heritage who are changing today’s world. It covers people of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, business, education, film, law, medicine, music, politics, religion, sports and others. Each entry includes additional sources of information such as books, periodicals, and web sites. Due to its extensive coverage, Contemporary Black Biography profiles influential people who are likely to be ignored by other biographical reference sources.
  • Aimed at high school and college students, this six-volume encyclopedia is a comprehensive survey of knowledge on the African American experience. Whereas the first edition focused almost exclusively on the United States, the second edition includes a broad array of subjects on the black experience in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the United States and Canada. Nearly 1300 articles, signed by experts in the field, provide extensive coverage of topics such as art, education, literature, music, politics, and religion. Cross-references are provided at the end of articles to inform readers of related topics, while nearly 450 photographs and illustrations highlight the text.
  • In nearly seven hundred entries, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period - from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass - and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. --publisher description
  • Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African-American culture on the American cultural landscape. --publisher description
  • Narrative biographical essays discuss each woman's significant achievements and the public response to those achievements. Many entries contain personal statements from the subjects provided exclusively for this book, and all provide biographical data and a list of sources for additional study. Book I features approximately 425 entries; Book II and Book III each provide approximately 300 additional entries.
  • This book profiles African American leaders in Alabama whose accomplishments in their fields and contributions to their communities have improved the quality of life in the state. Each entry includes biographical information and a picture.
Juvenile Reference Books
  • Profiles three hundred prominent African Americans, both living and deceased, in fields ranging from civil rights to athletics, politics to literature, entertainment to science. Each entry includes a black-and-white portrait and an index lists all profiles by field of endeavor.
  • Explores significant social, political, economic, cultural, and educational milestones in African American history. Arranged by date, the two-volume resource spans from 1492 to modern times and contains more than one hundred illustrations, maps, extensive cross references, and a subject index.
  • A collection of excerpted speeches delivered by African American civil rights activists, religious leaders, educators, feminists, abolitionists, politicians, writers, and other key figures who have changed the course of history by speaking out on a variety of issues. The entries, arranged alphabetically by speaker, provide a brief biography of the speaker and the historical context of the speech that follows.
  • The one-volume encyclopedia provides information on both African and African-American history, politics, and culture. Arranged alphabetically, entries include short biographies, events, organizations, and places. The illustrated encyclopedia includes black-and-white photographs and maps. It also contains a chronology of the antislavery movement.
  • This book profiles the lives of over 100 prominent African Americans, past and present, whose contributions to American life and culture made a significant impact on the growth and development of this country. From science to sports, literature to civil rights, education to music, these individuals have made their mark on American society and culture. Black-and-white illustrations or photographs are included for each entry.
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