This chronological guide to the Obama administration—assembled by Executive Editor Steven Niven—details the major events of this historic presidency, along with the challenges that face a rapidly changing but deeply divided nation.
The Oxford African American Studies Center turned ten years old in 2016, a milestone that was difficult to imagine in the early days of online reference publishing. Since its founding, AASC has built on its initial foundation by adding thousands of new articles, primary source documents, and learning resources.
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Winter 2017 Highlights
Black History Month: In honor of Black History Month, a selection of Oxford African American Studies Center entries exploring the ground-breaking work of black authors, from Maya Angelou to Colson Whitehead, are currently available without a subscription. See the full list here.
The editors of the Oxford African American Studies Center are proud to announce that Volume 1 of the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography has been added to the African American Studies Center. This volume features over 300 biographies of notable Afro-descendants from the Caribbean and Latin America ranging from the colonial period to the present.
Dr. Theresa Vara-Dannen discusses her work with high school students to create scholarly entries for the African American National Biography.
Interview with Okey Ndibe
Okey Ndibe is the author of the acclaimed novels Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain. In this interview, he describes his recent fiction as an exploration of the broken American dream from an outsider, immigrant perspective, heavily influenced by the giants of West African literature such as Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe.
This feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on the Oxford African American Studies Center, including the African American National Biography, Africana, Black Women in America, the Encyclopedia of African American History, as well as the newly added Dictionary of African Biography and the Encyclopedia of African Thought.