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The American Mosaic

The African American Experience (Academic)

Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The American Mosaic: The African American Experience (AAE) has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture.


  • Topic:

    Race and Ethnicity
  • Subtopic:

    African American Studies
ISBN
978-1-59884-554-9
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Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The American Mosaic: The African American Experience (AAE) has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture.

The contributions of African Americans to every aspect of the United States—from the initial settlement of the Americas to the present day—are substantial. The African American experience encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American community who have achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics as well as nameless others that endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination. A collection that taps a tremendous variety of sources is required to cover a topic of this magnitude and the importance to understanding African American history and its relation to greater U.S. history. • Contains primary documents, including slave narratives, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other documentation
• Provides thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays within the exclusive Idea Exchange sections
• Provides material directly tied to associated primary source documents, images, and other classroom resources
• Includes 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images

The American Mosaic: The African American Experience 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, AAE 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.

Features
• Contains primary documents, including slave narratives, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other documentation
• Provides thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays within the exclusive Idea Exchange sections
• Provides material directly tied to associated primary source documents, images, and other classroom resources
• Includes 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images

Highlights
• 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
Reviews
"These American Mosaic databases will be of interest to public, secondary, and some academic collections and can be marketed as both research and teaching tools. They offer accessible, relevant, and engaging information that will appeal to students. Recommended." - Booklist

"ABC-CLIO has added Slave Narratives to its collection of cultural documents...These primary sources are well-integrated with the historical essays. Recommended" - Library Media Connection

2012 BESSIE Award Winner - ComputEd Gazette