ABC-CLIO African American Experience

Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The American Mosaic: The African American Experience (AAE) has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture..

The contributions of African Americans to every aspect of the United States—from the initial settlement of the Americas to the present day—are substantial. The African American experience encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American community who have achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics as well as nameless others that endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination. A collection that taps a tremendous variety of sources is required to cover a topic of this magnitude and the importance to understanding African American history and its relation to greater U.S. history.

  • Contains primary documents, including slave narratives, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other documentation
  • Provides thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays within the exclusive Idea Exchange sections
  • Provides material directly tied to associated primary source documents, images, and other classroom resources• Includes 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images.

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