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AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE-- SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley Library  May 1, 2001
See also:
United States History 
American  Literature
Customs, Folklore

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book,1990 Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.1  in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.
Moody, Jocelyn K. "African American Literature" v.1 

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.

African Americans in literature  American literature--African American authors African American arts 

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

Black Writers of America Ref. 810.80896 B256
Masterpieces of African American Literature Ref. 810.9896 M423 1992
African American Writers Ref. 810.9896 A258 1991
Black American Poets and Dramatists Before the Harlem Renaissance Ref. 810.9896 B627 1994
Major Black American Writers Through the Harlem Renaissance Ref. 810.9896 M234 1995
Black American Poets and Dramatists  of the Harlem Renaissance Ref. 810.9896 B6275 1995
Major Modern Black American Writers Ref. 810.9896 M2336 1995
Modern Black American Poets and Dramatists Ref. 810.9896 M689 1995
Contemporary Black American Poets and Dramatists Ref. 810.9896 C761 1995
Black American Women Fiction Writers Ref. 813.009 B617 1995

"For Students" Series: Check the index in the following reference books for African American Authors
Literature and It's Times Ref. 809.9335 L776 199
Short STories for Students Ref. 809.301 S559
Novels for Students Ref. 809.3 N939
Poetry for Students Ref. 809.1 P745 1998
Drama for Students Ref. 809.2 D763

AUDIO VISUALS

 Langston Hughes [videorecording] : the dream keeper   811.52 H893ZLA 1988 
 Glory [videorecording] 791.43 G562 1990 

BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

Browse the 810.0096 shelves in the Literature stacks.  Look in the 811's for poetry, the 812's for drama, the 813's for fiction.

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ABOUT THE 1920'S

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

WEB SITES

Brief Chronology of African American Literature African American History and Literature
Writing Black Africn American Literature Themes
African American Electronic Text Center UV African American Resources
Web Resources on African American Literature Cyber Bee African American Literature
Key Sites on American Literature African American Writers  Online Etexts
People in the Twenties Cotton Club Site
Arts of the Twenties Harlem Renaissance
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September, 1978  to  June, 2001