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African and African-American Studies

E-Books and Audio Books

“A narrative of the most remarkable particulars in the life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gornniosaw, and African Prince, written by himself. (1774)
Included in the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library

The Black Experience in America
Online version of the book by Norman Coombs, originally published in 1972 by Twayne Press as part of the Immigrant Heritage of America series.

Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Includes text, images, and timeline. From the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.

Making of America
From the University of Michigan, this is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection, whose texts are searchable, currently contains approximately 8,500 books with 19th century imprints as well as extensive runs of 19th century journals.

Making of America
Materials here are Cornell University’s contribution to Making of America (see above). The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Digitized version of the narrative located on the UC Berkeley digital library Sunsite.

NetLibrary— Full-text of more than 34,000 reference, scholarly, professional, and leisurely reading books in an online library; also 1,100 audio books. Elon University students, faculty and staff only (contact Belk Library for assistance)

Oxford Text Archive
Collects, catalogs, and preserves high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching. Includes 2500 resources in 25 languages, most of literary interest.

Project Gutenberg
“The Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books (eBooks or eTexts)”. An archive of thousands of out of copyright texts transcribed into plain ASCII format, including hundreds of historical works. Includes numbers of texts of 19th century English-language historiography, and earlier classic texts.