Library COVID-19 Dashboard

Library COVID-19 Dashboard
Learn more about updates to library services

Afro-Americana Imprints (1535-1922)

Provides access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides related to African American history, literature, and culture, including the rise of slavery and descriptions of life for enslaved and free peoples.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1535 - 1922
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • Publisher Readex / Newsbank; Center for Research Libraries
  • Resource Types E-Books and E-Texts
  • Description African American Imprints contains over 12,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, which represent an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects covered include the West's discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life -- slave and free -- throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations.