African-American newspapers and periodicals : a national bibliography /

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Imprint:Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1998.
Description:xxxv, 740 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Series:Harvard University Press reference library
Subject:African American newspapers -- Bibliography -- Union lists.
African American periodicals -- Bibliography -- Union lists.
African Americans -- Periodicals -- Bibliography -- Union lists.
Union catalogs -- United States.
African American newspapers.
African American periodicals.
African Americans.
Union catalogs.
United States.
Union catalogs.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Danky, James Philip, 1947-
Hady, Maureen E., 1952-
ISBN:0674007883 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes indexes.
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Impressive and authoritative, this annotated bibliography describes more than 6,000 African American newspapers and periodicals. Entries are alphabetized by title and provide full bibliographic descriptions including publication dates, frequency, place of publication, number of pages, height, editors, title changes where applicable, subject focus, and selected holding libraries. Useful indexes help locate titles by subject or features, editors, or publishers; a geographic index organizes entries by state and by selected countries including Canada, China, England, and Germany. Microfilm sources are cited, along with a guide to holding libraries. The bibliography has been meticulously prepared and is based on publications the editors were able to identify, locate, and personally examine. A moving introduction by Danky describes the project, and how the collecting habits of libraries have not always worked toward the identification, collection, and preservation of African American publications. The resulting work is a remarkable labor of love and an invaluable contribution to American history, African American studies, and reference resources. It belongs in the reference collections of all academic and public libraries. S. A. Vega Garcia; Iowa State University

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