Per festeggiare l’insediamento alla Presidenza degli Stati Uniti di Barack Obama e in occasione del Black History Month, la Oxford University Press rende eccezionalmente accessibile al pubblico fino al 1. marzo 2009, gratuitamente e senza limiti di accesso, The Oxford African American Studies Center, una risorsa preziosa per gli studiosi della storia e delle cultura delle popolazioni africane e afro-americane.
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“The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes:
- Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
- Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
- Black Women in America, Second Edition
- African American National Biography
In addition to the full-text of these works, the Center draws on other key resources from Oxford’s reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, the Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other major reference titles. Over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 150 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content. 150 charts and tables offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts.
- Over 7500 articles from Oxford’s authoritative reference program — with primary source documents, images, maps, chart and tables, and much more!
- Search and Browse features allow you to focus and refine results by era and subject category.
- Primary Source Documents, with specially written commentaries, take you through the personal and public histories of African Americans.
- Maps illustrate over 90 country and territory articles, with thematic maps highlighting major events from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.
- Timelines guide you through the history of African Americans in sports, the military, and more, including women’s history and Africa and the Diaspora.
- Charts and tables provide information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts”.