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Unmet Learning Resource Needs: Wishlist: African American Studies

Wishlist of unmet learning resource needs by discipline

African American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2 (Readex)

African-American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2

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  • The world’s most comprehensive collection of its kind
  • More than 350 newspapers provide a one-of-a-kind record of African American history, culture and daily life
  • Covers life in the Antebellum South, growth of the Black church, the Jim Crow Era, the Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights movement, political and economic empowerment and more

COST: (4/11/18 meeting)

Impact on Students: This is the most comprehensive collection of African American newspapers available. It would be useful to any students doing primary research in a number of areas. Cowles Library is seeking to provide access to a greater depth of diverse resources. 

Potential Courses: HIST060-Africa in World History; HIST067-Sustainable Development in Africa, HIST161-Africa, Africans & Atlantic Slavery, HONR175-South African Literature & Culture, etc. 

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 (Readex)

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996

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  • The only fully searchable digital archive covering foreign perspectives of American racial issues in the mid-20th century
  • A wealth of unique primary source documents on racial justice from around the world
  • New insight into many of the most important historical events and movements of the last hundred years

COST: (4/11/18 meeting)

Impact on Students:  This is the only available digital archive covering foreign perspectives of American racial issues in the mid-20th century. It would be helpful to any students studying these multi-disciplinary issues. 

Potential Courses: PSY-135 Psychology of Prejudice, SCSR114- Rhetorics of Race, SCSR-126 Rhetoric of Identity & Difference, EDUC164-Perspectives in Race, Ethnicity & Gender, etc.