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HIST A394 Wenches Witches Welfare Queens

A guide to help students in Professor Myers's class on stereotypes of black women in US history (HIST-A394/GNDR-G302/AAADS-A386)

Reference and General History

IMPORTANT NOTE: Encyclopedias and dictionaries provide useful background information and are valuable tools as you begin to research a topic. HOWEVER, they are not significant sources for research papers and an overreliance on such works indicates superficial, not thorough, research.

General Reference Databases

Biographical Databases

Reference Works on African American History

(see also the tab above, "Background Books on African American Women's History")

This is just a small sample of the books on African American women available at IU. Note that many of these books have multiple copies available, so be sure to click the link and even search for other IUCAT records. You can also use the subject headers in the IUCAT records of these books to find other books on similar topics.
Black Women in United States History series, edited by Darlene Clark Hine