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Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC)


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Hrsg. v. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Inhalt :: Content

Online-Service mit Zugang zu fünf mehrbändigen Nachschlagewerken zur afro-amerikanischen Geschichte (Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895 (2006), African American National Biography (2008), Encyclopedia of African American Art and Architecture (2007), Black Women in America, Second Edition (2005), Africana). Enthalten sind darüber hinaus Artikel aus weiteren 18 Nachschlagewerken, rund 100 Primärtexte sowie zahlreiche multimediale Elemente (Abbildungen, Grafiken, Tabellen, Diagramme, thematische Karten, Zeitleisten etc.).


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Oxford University Press

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Verlagsinformation :: Publisher's information

Oxford University Press is proud to announce the creation of the first online resource center to fully document the field of African American Studies and Africana Studies.

OUP's African American Studies Center (AASC) will provide students, scholars, and librarians with online access to the finest reference resources in African American studies. At its core, AASC will feature the new Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, to be published by Oxford in 2006; the much-anticipated African American National Biography project (estimated at 8 volumes), edited by Henry Louis Gates, scheduled for publication in 2008; and the Encyclopedia of African American Art and Architecture, due for publication 2007. AASC also features the three-volume Black Women in America, Second Edition, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, published in March 2005. The Center will also include, the highly acclaimed Africana, a five-volume history of the African and African American experience.

In addition to these major reference works, AASC will offer other key resources from OUP's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works. Enhancing the core content will be the latest in online reference technology, granting users easy access to the valuable material included in the resource center. Core reference content will be enhanced by material and features that help students expand their research, including bibliographies, interactive timelines and maps, thematic photo essays and image collections, key primary source documents, and editorially selected links to Internet resources.

Explore the world of African American history and the African diaspora through:

- CORE CONTENT - five major Oxford encyclopedias covering all aspects of the African American past

- ADDITIONAL CONTENT - from more than 18 Oxford reference sources, all editorially selected and reviewed

- IMAGES - approximately 1000 images at the product launch, with an ongoing image research program expected to add hundreds more images annually

- PRIMARY SOURCES - 100 primary sources will be available at product launch, including sources such as the Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick Douglass's slave narratives, text of speeches, and more. Brief introductory essays will accompany each primary source

- CHARTS, TABLES & GRAPHS - more than 200 charts, tables, and graphs representing demographic information in the areas of history, government and politics, business and labor, education, law and crime, the arts, and much more

- MAPS - between 30 and 50 thematic maps illustrating demographics and history in a variety of areas

- TIMELINES - a general timeline of African American history, and specific thematic timelines

- LEARNING CENTER - designed for the school market, this will be a growing area that aims to help users explore the content with ready reference tools, like country profiles, suggested lesson plans by grade level, study guides to match the curriculum

- Wide range of SEARCH AND BROWSE OPTIONS will help users navigate to the right content for their needs

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