NEW – The African American Experience from Reconstruction to Jim Crow
Readex announce two closely related collections on the African American experience.
Created from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection, African Americans and Reconstruction provides the raw material of African-American history across nearly 20 crucial years. This powerful digital resource brings together in a single place many of the most significant works by and about African Americans during a period of hope and struggle. Nearly 1,400 fully searchable printed works, essential for understanding African-American life from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of Jim Crow, cover such critically important subjects as the development of African-American identity; descriptions of African-American life—both slave and free; slavery and race; eyewitness accounts of African-American life in the South, the North and elsewhere; and official reports on the “progress” of African Americans. Also included are important works of fiction, poetry and drama.
This one-of-a-kind digital resource offers a comprehensive survey of the black experience during the period from post-Reconstruction through the early 1920s. Created from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection, African Americans and Jim Crow provides more than 1,000 fully searchable printed works critical for insight into African-American culture and life. Capturing voices of, by, for and about African Americans during a pivotal period of segregation and disenfranchisement, this collection covers the evolution of African-American identity; eyewitness accounts of African-American life throughout the U.S.; relationships between African Americans and peoples of other nations; race in literature; and much more.
New opportunities for scholars, students and teachers
Together, these complementary collections offer a comprehensive survey of the black experience between 1865 and the early 1920s. Using these multifaceted resources researchers can easily uncover patterns of thought and compare points of view comprehensively. Students will find numerous new topics for term papers, group study and oral presentations, and teachers and faculty will discover multiple paths for classroom study. And by using helpful features such as “Suggested Searches,” users at all levels can drill into the content by topic, time period, theme or subject matter.
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