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African Studies: Websites, Full Text Sources & more
Contains the sounds of all regions from every continent. Includes important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides a variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. It includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM)
A wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope and includes Africa.
Selected Web Sites
African Journals OnlineA list of websites for periodical titles from Africa that are available online. The periodicals are listed by subject and indicate the country of origin. The list is updated regularly.
AfriGeneas : African Ancestored GenealogyA website that focuses on African Heritage Genealogy. This website provides guides to researching African-American ancestry and links to African-American genealogy resources.
Black Women Writers (ASP)With 100,000 pages of prose, poetry, and essays, Black Women Writers brings together the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora in electronic format for the first time. Facing sexism and racism at the same time, these authors have had to create their own identities and movements. This collection documents that effort from its earliest beginnings. Presenting works from many different countries in three continents, and a variety of cultural experiences, the database gives a view of black womens struggles through time; the challenges of a group facing issues that are, together, unique to this literature.
May make a limited number of print or digital copies for research, education, or other non-commercial use.
May not alter, remove, or obscure copyright notice.
Encyclopedia of Portuguese ExpansionThe Virtual Encyclopaedia of Portuguese Expansion offers articles, images, maps, chronologies, and genealogies of a condensed nature, but endowed with great scientific authority and reliability. It is continually being expanded and updated. The materials are produced by professors and researchers from the academia and validated by a scientific committee composed of the most renowned national and foreign historians. The project covers a vast geographical area which extends from the Azores to Japan, and a period of time from the beginning of the 15th century to the end of the 18th century.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today. Adam Matthew.
African Writer’s Series includes over 250 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose, including works by Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Steve Biko, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Nelson Mandela, and more.
Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest in Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) delivers monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics, and international strategy.
With all copyright cleared for educational use, Bridgeman Education gives you access to the visual culture of every civilization and every period from Prehistory to the present day across continents and civilizations.
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