Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The American Mosaic: The African American Experience (AAE) is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.
The African American experience encompasses the contributions of myriad individuals from the black community who have achieved success in the arts, science, business, the military, and in 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.
The American Mosaic: The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture. 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. This database meets two primary design goals: to provide reliable information from expert contributors; and to allow African Americans to illustrate their experiences through a wealth of primary sources.
Drawing on multiple titles 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, medicine, and other themes.
The Analyze sections are specifically designed to initiate critical thinking and provide instructors with everything needed for lively, historical inquiry lessons. And like all of ABC-CLIO's electronic products, The African American Experience is regularly updated with new content, additional documents, and innovative multimedia to ensure that it continues to be the most active and dynamic resource available.
• Contains over 250 primary documents, including slave narratives, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other documentation
• Exclusive Analyze sections pose complex questions and offer various viewpoints on each controversy
• Provides Era Stories directly tied to associated primary source documents,
images, and other classroom resources
• Includes over 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images
• Offers the widest-ranging, easiest-to-use online collection on African American life ever assembled
• Covers the experiences of African Americans in the United States from their first arrival in the Americas through to the present day, and includes material on African origins
• Facilitates in-depth research for students at all levels to support courses in history, literature, political science, art, music, and other research fields
• Makes it easy for students to consult an extensive array of primary source materials,
including the slave narratives and other firsthand accounts, in both print and audio formats