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African American Studies @ Collins Library

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for Puget Sound students interested in African American Studies. It provides general information as well as links to selected print and electronic resources.

  • Getting Started leads you to suggested background sources for an overview of your topic.
  • Primary Sources include examples of orginal, uninterpreted sources relevant to African American Studies.  
  • Books and More highlight current books, e-books, Primo, and films.
  • Articles on African American Studies topics may be found in the highlighted databases
  • Writing & Citing provide information about style manuals and citation management tools.

Highlighted Resource

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

This HeinOnline collection brings together, for the first time, all essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. The library has hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery—defending it, attacking it or simply analyzing it, including an expansive slavery collection from Buffalo Erie County Public Library. The cooperation of this institution was central to developing this collection. We have also gathered every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere. We have provided more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century. We have also included many modern histories of slavery.

Note: You must register for free access.

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Liaison Librarian Information

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