African American studies


"Information Wanted" Advertisements: Searching for African American Family Members

Guest blogger: Reinette F. Jones, Librarian, Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky

Source: University of Kentucky

"Information Wanted" Advertisements: Searching for African American Family Members

Prepublication Discount on African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Explore new facets of the African American experience

Prepublication Discount on African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Praise for African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

 Our guest blogger today is Reinette F. Jones, Librarian, Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky

“Some days I wonder why it took so long for there to be a an online, full image, easily searchable database that covers 270+ African American newspapers, representing more than 150 years of the African American experience. I still hug the computer monitor and say, ‘Thank you, Readex, for taking the lead and providing African American Newspapers, 1827-1998.’ I love this collection! It has revolutionized the way I research entries for the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA). I thank you, and thousands of NKAA users thank you.”
Praise for African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Prepublication Discount Ending on African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

"Highly recommended." — Choice (January 2011)

Prepublication Discount Ending on African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

New Issue Available: The Readex Report (February 2011)

In our latest issue, you'll find an overlooked lion of abolitionism; a humorous commentary on a dated matrimonial primer; unsung talents from the golden age of radio; and a fresh conversation with a Beat Generation icon. Writing the David Ruggles Biography: Newspapers Help Complete the Portrait of a Radical Black Abolitionist 

By Graham Russell Gao Hodges, George Dorland Langdon Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies, Colgate University

New Issue Available: The Readex Report (February 2011)

Researching Nat Turner's Slave Revolt in American (and African American) Newspapers

Nat Turner preaches religion. Image Credit: The Granger Collection, New York

Whites throughout the American South were traumatized in the summer of 1831 by a bloody slave revolt led by Nat Turner, a man his fellow slaves called “The Prophet.” By all accounts, Turner was an intelligent but peculiar man. Although education for slaves was widely outlawed, he taught himself to read as a young child and pored over the Bible. He often avoided people and spent much time fasting, praying, and preaching to other slaves. Turner believed he received visions from God—one vision instructed him to be an instrument of revenge against whites for their wicked ways.

The Capture of Nat Turner (1800-1831) by Benjamin Phipps on 30 October 1831

Researching Nat Turner's Slave Revolt in American (and African American) Newspapers

Commemorating W.E.B. Du Bois and The Crisis: Reflections on Religion and American History

 [This article by Phillip Luke Sinitiere, Visiting Assistant Professor in the History Department at Sam Houston State University, first appeared in the November 2010 issue of The Readex Report. ]

Commemorating W.E.B. Du Bois and The Crisis: Reflections on Religion and American History

"Highly recommended." CHOICE reviews African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

The January issue of CHOICE contains this review of African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998. Readex. ISBN For academic libraries, Readex offers a one-time tiered purchase price with an annual maintenance fee. 48-2437 [Internet Resource] URL: http://www.readex.com/
"Highly recommended." CHOICE reviews African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Readex to Launch African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

This press release was distributed by Readex on January 5.

 Readex to Launch African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Fresh opportunities to explore crucial facets of the African American experience

Readex to Launch African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Best of the Readex Blog: A 2010 Sampler

In 2010 our 20 bloggers combined for more than 70 posts on a wide-range of topics related to the use of digital resources for historical research. Did you miss any of these during the past year? 

The United Nations as Teacher by Ed Beckwith

A Future That Never Arrived by Bruce Coggeshall

Best of the Readex Blog: A 2010 Sampler

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