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An African-American Bibilography: History

January 1992
The University of the State of New York
The State Education Department
The New York State Library
Albany, New York 12230
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Regents of The University
Martin C. Barell, Chancellor, B.A., I.A., LL.B.                Muttontown
R. Carlos Carballada, Vice Chancellor, B.S.                    Rochester
Willard A. Genrich, LL.B.                                      Buffalo
Emlyn I. Griffith, A.B., J.D                                   Rome
Jorge L. Batista, B.A., J.D.                                   Bronx
Laura Bradley Chodos, B.A., M.A.                               Vischer Ferry
Louise P. Matteoni, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.                          Bayside
J. Edward Meyer, B.A., LL.B.                                   Chappaqua
Floyd S. Linton, A.B., M.A., M.P.A.                            Miller Place
Mimi Levin Lieber, B.A., M.A.                                  Manhattan
Shirley C. Brown, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.                            Albany
Norma Gluck, B.A., M.S.W.                                      Manhattan
Adelaide L. Sanford, B.A., M.A., P.D.                          Hollis
Walter Cooper, B.A., Ph.D.                                     Rochester
Carl T. Hayden, A.B., J.D.                                     Elmira
Diane O'Neill McGivern, B.S.N., M.A., Ph.D.                    Staten Island
President of The University and Commissioner of Education
Thomas Sobol
Executive Deputy Commissioner of Education
Thomas E. Sheldon
Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education
Carole F. Huxley
Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian
Joseph F. Shubert
Director of the State Library
Jerome Yavarkovsky
Director, Division of Library Development
Roberta G. Cade

CONTENTS
Introduction  
BIBLIOGRAPHY         
BIOGRAPHY       
PRIMARY SOURCES           
STUDIES AND COMMENTARY                  
  General 
  Colonial Period Through the Civil War       
  Reconstruction to the Present    
INTRODUCTION
     In honor of Black History Month, the New York State Library is issuing
An African-American Bibliography: History. The bibliography lists selected
resources of the New York State Library that document and comment on the
experience of African Americans in the history of the United States. In
addition to primary sources and significant historical works, the bibliography
contains references to bibliographies and research aids.
     Although the bibliography covers the African-American experience from
the colonial period to the present, it emphasizes the post World War II period
and the civil rights movement that followed the Supreme Court's decision in
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The bibliography includes the major
civil rights legislation of the past three decades, records the voices of
African-American activism and protest, and illustrates the impact
African-American voters and political candidates have had on the electoral
process.
     The bibliography also focuses on the work of African-American
historians and social scientists, including not only classic texts by John Hope
Franklin and Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History," but also
works by William Junius Wilson and Shelby Steele that reflect current
African-American debate on social policy.
     While the biographies cited in the bibliography are primarily those of
African-American civil rights leaders and public officials, also cited are
works by or about selected writers, entertainers, and sports figures whose
lives have a social significance beyond their professional achievements.
Consequently, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barbara Jordan,
Jesse Jackson, and Shirley Chisholm are profiled, but so are Paul Robeson,
Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, Muhammad Ali, Langston Hughes, and Richard
Wright.
     The mission of the New York State Library is to provide reference,
information, and materials to support the work of New York State
government and to ensure that every resident of the State has convenient free
access to essential library services. To carry out this mission, the Library
serves as the principal library resource for State government and serves as a
coordinating and resource center for the statewide interlibrary loan network.
If you cannot obtain the works listed in this bibliography at your local
library, you may request them through interlibrary loan. Besides the
bibliographic information, each entry in this bibliography contains the New
York State Library call number in parenthesis. The use of this call number
helps expedite the interlibrary loan process.
     The bibliography was compiled by Melinda Yates, a reference librarian
on the staff of the New York State Library. The New York State Library
would like to acknowledge the generous financial assistance of the Division
of Intercultural Relations in the publication of this bibliography.
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