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A comprehensive collection of scholarship that focuses on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Contains scholarly articles, reference works, primary sources, timelines, biographies, images, maps, charts and tables, and film clips, among many other things.
The Methods and Skills of History (4th ed.) by Michael J. Salevouris; Conal Furay
This encyclopedia's 2200 articles include biographies of prominent African Americans and essays on historical periods, places, cultural achievements, professions, and sports. An excellent starting point for research, as each essay includes a bibliography.