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ENG/AFS 248: Survey of African-American Literature

Librarian: Cindy Levine

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Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (5 vols. + supplement)
D.H. Hill Ref. E185 E54 1996
Broad coverage of African American culture and history, with biographical articles, as well as articles covering events, historical eras, areas of cultural development, and places.

The Oxford Companion to African American Literature
D.H. Hill Ref. PS153.N5 O96 1997
Large, one-volume reference work with coverage by scholars of writers, historical eras, cultural and artistic movements in African American literature.

The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference
D.H. Hill Ref. Desk E185 .N494 1999
Published by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of theNew York Public Library, this ready reference volume provides quick answers to frequently asked questions about African-American history and culture. Section thirteen focuses on language and literature.

Dictionary of Literary Biography
D.H. Hill Ref. PN451 .D54
Provides extensive biographical essays, with photographs and illustrations, of important literary writers.


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