Students analyze historiographical issues in African American history and how black Americans were active agents in creating their own history from Africa to the Civil War. Emphasis is placed on the African Background of African Americans, the institution of slavery, the development of African American political institutions, and African American participation in, and impact on, the Civil War.
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Databases direct you to a wide variety articles, journals, and periodicals (newspaper and magazines). You should note the name of the database you are using such as "Academic Search Complete" or "Gale Artemis Literary Sources," as EBSCO and Gale are hubs and not the database itself. So when you need a librarian to help you navigate a database they will not know which one you are referring to if you mention "EBSCO" vs. "Academic Search Complete."
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