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African-American History

Examines More Than Five Centuries of the African-American Experience
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    About This Product

    Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines. An important feature is the full cross-searchability across all the Infobase history databases for an even more comprehensive view of history.

    Highlights:

    • Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, students can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.
    • Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page.
    • Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular era. Topic Centers include Africa, Colonization, and the Slave Trade: Beginnings–1819; Compromise and Conflict over Slavery: 1820–1860; The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1861–1876; Segregation, Migration and the Beginnings of Protest: 1877–1928; The Great Depression and the New Deal: 1929–1940; World War II and the Start of Desegregation: 1941–1954; Civil Rights Protest and Progress: 1955–1971; and Expansion of Opportunities: 1972–Present.
    • Primary Sources: African-American History includes thousands of primary sources, many with introductions that provide context and background—perfect for document-based learning and strengthening critical-thinking skills.
    • Featured Videos and Slideshows: African-American History’s videos and original, SMART Board–friendly slideshows provide a fascinating visual look into topics, reinforcing visual learning, stimulating interest, and providing convenient overviews and discussion starter material.
    • Controversies in History: Editorially selected pro/con articles on hundreds of controversies in history can be found in African-American History, enabling researchers to grasp the essence and importance of every conflict and the reasons Americans debated them.
    • Overview Essays: African-American History includes substantial and thorough overview essays giving extensive background on relevant historical topics and eras.
    • Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of biographies, definitions, and other resources African-American History provides. Book Chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
    • Authoritative Source List: African-American History features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of expertly researched and written content in the database, including articles from a wealth of award-winning proprietary print titles, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, and a list of contributors to the database—information researchers can trust.
    • Curriculum Tools: This section of African-American History features writing and research tips for students and educators, including:
      • Advice on analyzing and understanding editorial cartoons, primary sources, and online sources
      • Guides for presenting research, including avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, completing a primary source worksheet, summarizing articles, and writing research papers
      • Educator tools, including advice on preventing plagiarism and using editorial cartoons in class.
    • Full Cross-Searchability: African-American History is fully cross-searchable with any combination of the other Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.

    Features:

    • Universal Folder for all saved items across any Infobase History Research Center databases in your collection, plus enhanced Save-to-Folder functionality
    • Search by Common Core, national, state, provincial, International Baccalaureate Organization, College Board AP standards to find correlating articles
    • Supports 1:1 initiatives, blended instruction, flipped classrooms, project-based learning, and document-based question environments
    • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists
    • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
    • A detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus subject-specific and era-specific timelines
    • Maps and graphs with descriptions
    • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
    • Share content to Google Classroom
    • Download content directly to Google Drive
    • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
    • A variety of integration options and partners, including Schoology, Canvas, and D2L (Desire2Learn)
    • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib export functionality
    • Read Aloud tool
    • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, number of search results, and standards set for correlations
    • Persistent record links
    • Search Assist technology
    • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
    • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

    Library Journal Best Databases, “Best for High Schoolers” category

    “…highly recommended for small and medium-sized public, academic, and school libraries…easy to use…extremely student-friendly.”
    Booklist

    “…authoritative…very useful for students, teachers, and librarians.”
    American Reference Books Annual

    “…ambitiously aims to explore all aspects of the African American experience, from the past to the present…with impressive results. Even obscure topics ignored by other resources are covered here…makes some insightful connections…an excellent resource for school and public libraries and is highly recommended for them.”
    Library Journal

    “…browseable and attractive…very useful…a gorgeous update on an already superlative…database.”
    VOYA

    “This is a very thorough online subject encyclopedia…The breadth and coverage make this a definite recommendation…”
    MultiCultural Review

    “…offers a tremendous amount of information on the African American experience over the last 500 years…Clearly organized and easy to use, this is an excellent resource for student research.”
    KLIATT

    “…a detailed overview…contains a vast amount of information…effective for research in a social studies class.”
    Infotech

    “…a thorough subject encyclopedia in coverage…the synergy of all the various components…provides students and researchers with a rich web of information.”
    Electronic Resources Review

    African-American History: Hundreds of New Primary Sources

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    History Research Center: Exciting New Content Added

    We are delighted to announce our latest update to our five Infobase history databases (History Research Center)—valuable new entries, articles, and videos. Read More ›

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