Oxford African American Studies Center

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1619 - present
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • License Information 3 simultaneous users licensed as of 7/12.
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Help Guide Access help online
  • Resource Types Reference Source
  • Description The Oxford African American Studies Center provides access to more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes several reference works with print counterparts - Africana: the Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experiences, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, Black Women in America (Second Edition, edited by Darlene Clark Hine), and the African American National Biography (over 6,000 biographies). 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. Over 1,000 images, primary sources with specially written commentaries, and over 100 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content. Over 100 charts and tables offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts. (Updated several times per year)