- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008.
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- 920 pages
- ISBN: 9781584562368
Price: $175.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 96663
Second, expanded edition. During the 1960s, scholars and researchers, moved by African-American civil rights activism, began to re-explore the significance of slavery in the American story and rediscovered the importance of the writings of African Americans. These scholars, looking for sources to promote this new scholarship, taught that works on Africa, the rise of slaves against it, and the writings of African Americans were important to the burgeoning field of African-American studies. In 1969, the Library Company of Philadelphia joined the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to mount a major exhibition of their holdings, entitled Negro History: 1553 - 1906. In 1973, on the heels of that exhibition, the two organizations published their holdings in the still-standard bibliography, Afro-Americana: 1553 - 1906, itemizing over 13,000 printed works and nearly 5,000 manuscript entries. Afro-Americana helped identify the two libraries as major resources for African American studies, helping to solidify African-American history in academic and popular culture. This expanded, second edition by Oak Knoll Press, to include upwards of 2,500 additions since the catalogue's 1973 publication, preserves and extends the legacy of this landmark work.