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African-American Studies

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. This collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. A full text database of these 19th and early 20th- century titles, this digital library is key-word-searchable. Each individual title as well as the entire database can be searched to determine what these women had to say about any subject of interest to the researcher or casual reader.
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African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture
Online version of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress from February 9 to August 29, 1994. Covering nearly 500 years of the Black experience in the Western hemisphere, surveys the Library's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.

African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
Features the exhibition of the Library of Congress entitled "The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship" located in Washington D.C. Presents a chronology of the African American experience including slavery, the work of abolitionists in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the civil rights era.

African-American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection 1818-1907
Presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love. The collection contains 351 rare pamphlets offering insight into attitudes and ideas of African-Americans between Reconstruction and the First World War.

Malcolm X : A Research Site
A comprehensive website on the life and legacy of Malcolm X.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University
Provides online articles, sound clips, Internet links, and other resources related to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Slaves and the Courts: 1740-1860
Contains about 100 pamphlets and books published between 1772 and 1889, including trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, examinations of cases and decisions, proceedings, and journals.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
Provides digitized photographs highlighting moments in the historic civil rights struggle in the United States and offers an opportunity to view a map of historic civil rights sites with accompanying biographical information about major activists.

Asian-American Studies

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
This digital archive contains more than 500 hours of interviews, visual histories of Japanese Americans and others affected by the World War II incarceration. Also included are over 8,000 historical images documenting Japanese American history.

Hispanic-American Studies

Hispanic Americans in Congress
Lists all Hispanic Americans serving in the U.S. Congress since 1822.

Hispanic Population of the United States
Provides information on the Hispanic population in the United States. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Native-American Studies

Native American Ethnobotany
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.

Native American Resources on the Internet
This site is constructed primarily to provide information resources to the Native American community and only secondarily to the general community. The information is organized, insofar as possible, to make it useful to the Native American community and the education community.

Native Americans and the Environment
Lists thousands of resources dealing with Native American environmental issues.