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Library Resource Guide for: AFRICANA STUDIES

Brown Web Resources for Africana Studies:

    Digital Resources:

  • Animated Atlas of African History
    Developed by Prof. Nancy Jacobs for her course in Modern African History, the Animated Atlas of African History presents in visual format the year to year changes in the governance structures of Africa between 1879 and 2002. It is an important tool for understanding the evolution of African political systems over the course of the 20th century.

  • Digital Collections:

  • African-American Sheet Music

  • Databases:

  • Liberation Journals
    An analytic, searchable, online index covering six francophone Pan-African periodicals published between the 1930s and the 1950s

  • Literature and culture of francophone Africa and the Diaspora
    A bilingual site which features selected Internet resources on primarily Francophone African & Diasporic cultural expression.

  • Research Guides:

  • Afro-Americana in the Harris Collection
    A starting point for finding African-American materials in the holdings of the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays, which covers African-American authors from Phillis Wheatley through the 20th century.

  • Online Exhibitions:

  • Celebrating Harper
    Includes a bibliography, photographs, and notes.

  • Imamu Amiri Baraka
    Includes a checklist of holdings of Baraka at Brown University Library and a brief overview of his life and literary career.

  • Langston Hughes: The Black Bard at 100
    Includes a checklist of holdings of Langston Hughes at Brown University Library, and related internet links.

  • Course Guide:

  • Africa Since 1950
    A guide to resources on post-WWII Africa at the Brown University Library, developed for AF 106.11

  • African Environmental History
    A guide to resources for the study of changes in African ecology and environments at the Brown University Library, developed for HI 197.04