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New Books in the African American Studies Collection


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Lockstep and Dance - Linda G. Tucker
Call Number: E185.625 .T83 2007
ISBN: 9781578069064
Publication Date: 2007-01-19
Lockstep and Dance tracks the continuity between historical images of African American men, the peculiar constitution of whites' anxieties about black men, and black men's tolerance of and resistance to the reproduction of such images.

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Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture - Jessie Carney Smith (Editor)
ISBN: 9780313357961
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
There are many aspects of African American popular culture that are mostly unknown or receive little attention in the largely entertainment and celebrity-focused modern media. For example, many people would be surprised to learn that quilting, collectibles, and cartoons all play a role in African American popular culture.


Videos on the subject of African Americans are located on the second floor.

Browse call number E185 or search Austin by keyword.

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A Soldier's Story
Call Number: PN1997 .S6 2010
ISBN: 076782458X
Publication Date: 1984

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Deacons for defense
Call Number: E185.61 .D43
ISBN: 1932228829


Finding African American Studies Library Materials

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Welcome to the Woodward Library Research Guide for African American Studies. Here you will find links to databases with journal articles, e-books, webpages and even some online videos in the area of African American Studies. For more current research information, search article databases. For older background and sometimes more in depth information, use books.

Books/media that you can check out

  • History of African Americans E184.5-185.98. 
  • Slavery in the United States.  Antislavery movements, browse E441-453. 
  • African American Resource room on the third floor- good for browsing

African American Studies crosses all subject areas. For library materials on African Americans in other subject areas, search the library's catalog Austin (under the Find Books tab above) and combine your search term with African American.

Example: Education and African American*. 

For Articles, click on the Article Databases tab above and search using the same protocols described above for books.

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