Afro-American Studies core

Access World News

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbaccessworldnews/
Dates of Coverage: 
Coverage varies by title.

Current and archived news content including local, state, national and international newspapers, broadcast transcripts, news wires, news blogs, video, etc.

Date added: 
Tue, 2012-01-03 (All day)

African American Song [Alexander Street]

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbafroamsong/

Now part of "American Song." Streaming audio for jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, narratives, sacred music, etc. Up to the 1970s.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbdlb/

Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

Ancestry (Library Edition)

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbancestry/

Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus material on other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbslaveryantislavery/

Contains primary source documents from the United States & Europe, as well as other parts of the world; formats include antebellum books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, images, and extensive archival material.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History [Gale]

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International Index to Black Periodicals

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbintlindexblackper/
Dates of Coverage: 
1900 to present

Scholarly & news articles from American, African & Caribbean publications. International and multi-disciplinary coverage of culture, history, multidisciplinary politics, religion, and social issues.

American Song [Alexander Street]

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbamersong/
Dates of Coverage: 
1700s - 1960

Streaming audio; songs by and about miners, native Americans, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers & cowboys. Genres include country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, blues, gospel & shape note singing. With liner notes.

African American Music Reference [Alexander Street]

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbafroammusic/

Biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner note & discographies. Covers blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm & blues, gospel, etc.

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbafroamnews/
Dates of Coverage: 
Coverage varies by title

Full text articles from The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era, The North Star, Provincial Freeman, and Douglass Monthly.

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