Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience: The American Mosaic has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture.
The African American Experience: The American Mosaic is an authoritative research tool for African American history and culture, providing information from contributors who are experts in the field. Now benefiting from improved search functions and a simpler, more consistent learning platform, this ever-expanding collection provides the highest level of scholarship in the field.
Drawing on myriad sources and assembled with the guidance of leading librarians, this database gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day. This vast and accessible database covers history, biographies, literature, arts, music, popular culture, folklore, business, slavery, the struggle for civil rights, politics, sports, education, science, and other themes. The African American Experience is regularly updated with new content, additional documents, and innovative multimedia. Additionally, the Idea Exchange section—available only with ABC-CLIO databases—offer informative, scholarly essays on topics that are mainstays of community college and undergraduate writing assignments.
- Contains more than 8,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, slave narratives, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, and statistics
- Exclusive Idea Exchange offers thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays about such complex questions as "Are we living in a post-racial society?" and "Was Reconstruction an unfinished revolution?"
- Features more than 50 topical overviews and nearly 1,000 biographies of such famous political and social figures as W.E.B. DuBois, Barack Obama, Frederick Douglass, and Mary McLeod Bethune as well as such fascinating contemporary figures as Amiri Baraka, Muhammad Ali, Drake, and Oprah Winfrey
- Includes 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images
- Offers the widest-ranging, easiest-to-use online collection on African American history ever assembled
- Covers the experiences of African Americans from their arrival in the Americas through to the present day; material on African origins are also included
- Facilitates in-depth research for students at all levels to support classes in history, literature, political science, art, music, and other research projects
- Provides an extensive array of primary source materials, including slave narratives and other firsthand accounts, in both print and audio formats