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African American Studies Resource Guide: Online Journals & Special Collections
This guide provides selected information resources in support of BLKST / HST- 469: 'African American Life-Slave & Free.' These resources include both those useful to the study of historical events and those appropriate for researching current issues.
"Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress."
JSTOR includes several journals in African American Studies, some dating back to the early 1900's: African American Review (previously Black American Literature Forum and Negro American Literature Forum); The Black Perspective in Music; Callaloo; Journal of Black Studies; Journal of Blacks in Higher Education; Journal of Negro Education; Journal of Negro History; and Phylon.
This full-text database of The New York Times (1851 - 2009) consists of scanned images of the actual paper. In addition to searches for articles, users can also search for advertisements, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters.