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The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the
authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated
technology to create the most comprehensive collection of
scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events
which have shaped African American and African history and
culture.
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students,
scholars and librarians with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars
in the field. The core content includes:
• Articles from: Africana, Encyclopedia of African American
History, 1619-1895, Encyclopedia of African American History,
1896 to the Present, Black Women in America, Second Edition,
African American National Biography
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