These are selections of specialized reference sources held in Axinn Library. Electronic reference items tend to be more recent.
Africa Contemporary Record: Annual Survey and Documents. Ref DT .L43 Running from 1968 to 2002 this is an invaluable source of documents on Africa as well annual reports on African countries.
Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought. Ref DT14. I74 2010
Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East. Ref GN646 .E53 2009
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience Ref DT14 .A37435 2005
Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa Ref HQ1787 .S44 2005
The Peoples of Africa: An Ethohistorical Dictionary Ref GN645 .O47 1996
The Cambridge History of Africa. Ref DT20. C27
Schomburg Center Guide to Black Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Ref PN841 .S36 1995
The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature Ref P841 .I74 2004
We also hold a series, Historical Dictionaries of Africa, which gives reports on individual countries. These are updated irregularly and the print versions are held in the DT section of Reference but under a separate call number for each country. The best way to find them is to search the catalog by individual country, e.g. Historical Dictionary of Morocco. We also have some of them in electronic format.
Two extremely important sources of primary material in African American history are slave narratives, and archival material. Hoftra University's Special Collections holds archival material both on slavery on Long Island and on the lenghty and varied history of African Americans on the island.
Many of the slave narratives are held in the circulating collection in a multivolume set under the title The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography E444 .A45 and E444 .A45a
Descriptions of the holdings in Special Collections can be found at the following links.
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