Black Diaspora from Emancipation to the Present

Spring 2011

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-33  |  History, as HIST-12; J. Celso Castro Alves (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Full Text
  • Web Resources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

ATLA Religion Database (1949 to present)

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (1991 to present)

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database (1972 to present)
Index of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.

HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (1970 to present)
Covers analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts.

Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.

Reference

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Articles surveying all aspects of the black diaspora; strongest on U.S.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present
Essays on all aspects of recent African American history: people, events, places, etc.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
Surveys of all aspects of black history from the arrival of the first African slaves through the 19th century.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures (Reference F 1406 E515 2000):
Quick information about people, places, food, dance, religion, political movements, etc.

Caribbean History in Maps (Reference G 1535 A8 1979):
Good representation of original inhabitants, European conquest and conflict, patterns of slavery, economics, etc., up through the 1970s.

African Caribbeans: a Reference Guide (Reference F 1629 B55 A37 2003):
Chapters covering history and culture of selected Caribbean islands and countries.

Full Text Collections

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

JSTOR
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

Latin American Newsletters (1967 to present)
Daily news from Latin America translated and with analysis.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice (1490-2007)
Thousands of pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images documenting the varieties and legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.

Digital Schomburg has exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Web Resources

Blacks in Latin American and the Caribbean (University of North Carolina)

Afro-Latin America (State University of New York at Albany)

African Diaspora (Latin American Network Information Center—LANIC)

AfroCubaWeb

Marxist Internet Archive

On Marcus Garvey

Pan-African News Wire