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African American History

Compiled by Jennifer Wood

The Clarke Historical Library houses a wide variety of material, published and unpublished, for the study of African Americans and their history, from the eighteenth century to the present. In the library's collections are accounts of abolitionists, authors, activists, politicians, enslaved people, and those who escaped from slavery. In addition there are many scholarly works on various aspects of the African American experience. We hope that this bibliography will make this rich resource more easily available to researchers.

Additional materials are always being added to the library's collections. As they are added they are put on the on-line catalog. The on-line catalog should be consulted for information about the call numbers of materials in the bibliography as well as new materials.
This information was written in January 2003.