ISBN-10:
0674007883
ISBN-13:
9780674007888
Pub. Date:
02/25/1999
Publisher:
Harvard
African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography

African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography

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Overview

"We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us." These words are from the front page of Freedom's Journal, the first African-American newspaper published in the United States, in 1827, a milestone event in the history of an oppressed people. From then on a prodigious and hitherto almost unknown cascade of newspapers, magazines, letters, and other literary, historical, and popular writing poured from presses chronicling black life in America.

The authentic voice of African-American culture is captured in this first comprehensive guide to a treasure trove of writings by and for a people, as found in sources in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. This bibliography of over 6,000 entries is the indispensable guide to the stories of slavery, freedom, Jim Crow, segregation, liberation, struggle, and triumph.

Besides describing many new discoveries—from church documents to early civil rights ephemera, from school records to single-mother newsletters, from artists' journals to labor publications—this work informs researchers where and how to find them (for example, through online databases, microfilm, or traditional catalogs).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674007888
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 02/25/1999
Series: Harvard University Press Reference Library , #3
Pages: 782
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

James P. Danky is Newspapers and Periodicals Librarian at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the editor of Black Periodicals and Newspapers.

Maureen E. Hady is Assistant Head of Acquisitions, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Brief History of the Project

Acknowledgments

How to Use the Bibliography

Guide to Indexes

Guide to Libraries

Microfilm Sources

Data Listings

Introduction by James P. Danky

Bibliography

Subject and Feature Index

Editors Index

Publishers Index

Geographic Index

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