The Oxford African American Studies Center combines carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Updated three times a year, the Oxford African American Studies Center provides students and librarians with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field, supplemented by over 1,200 images, interactive timelines, maps, charts, tables, and graphs.
The Oxford African-American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology.
Specifically, it provides students, scholars, and librarians with more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes the acclaimed Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience (2nd ed.) and the new Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895. A companion set, the Encyclopedia of African-American History, 1896 to the Present, is also planned.
The site focuses on the contribution of African-American women in the fascinating three-volume Black Women in America, and the forthcoming African-American National Biography covers the lives of influential people. At launch, the site will include hundreds of biographies from this project with new entries added as part of the regular update program.
In addition to these core reference works, the Center draws on other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African-American Literature and selected articles from other major reference titles.
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