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African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with African American History, African American History Month, Black History Month, culture, Databases, heritage, history and newspapers

The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans that are not found in mainstream publications. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the world.

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10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with addiction, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, cyberterrorism, essays, history, Library, medical, prisons, reading recommendations, social media and true crime

True to life stories filled with compelling history, crime, addiction, investigative journalism, essays and so much more.

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A Whole Lot of Fascination in A Little Bit of History

Posted 7 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, History and Politics, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with civilization - history, cooking, Databases, Earth Sciences, ecosystem, education, geology, history, life sciences, microhistories, plants, science, social history and weather

For those overwhelmed by the massive span of scientific and cultural history, there are Microhistories.

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Ten Native American Authors You Should Know

Posted about 1 year ago by Claire F

Posted in Fiction and Graphic Novels, History and Politics and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with culture, history, indigenous people, Native American Heritage, Native Americans, November, social life and customs and Thanksgiving

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, explore this list of top ten popular Native American authors. These authors write on activism, culture, history, challenges of reservation life, and attempting to establish identities in the modern world.

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