New Indigenous Peoples and African American primary sources available

The Libraries is excited to announce that Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) has acquired a number of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-focused e-resources, thanks to support from SCHEV’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation. Our Mason community now has access to the following resources.

From Gale:

Indigenous Peoples of North America – a comprehensive collection of primary source documents from American and Canadian government sources and institutions, tribal publications, and documents from Indian-related organizations, including a selection of indigenous-language materials. 

Diversity Bundle Ebooks collection – a custom list of 57 titles, many of which are reference resources and all of which have publication dates of 2017 to the present. 

From Readex:

African Americans and Reconstruction, 1865-1883 contains nearly 1,400 fully searchable printed works from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of Jim Crow.  It includes documents related to African Americans and citizenship, voting rights, literacy, land rights, employment, and more, including the gaps between written law and practice.

 African Americans and Jim Crow, 1883-1922 contains more than 1,000 fully searchable printed works from the beginning of Jim Crow to post-World War I. These works provide insights into African American culture and life during this period of segregation and disenfranchisement and include such topics as African American identity, relationships with peoples of other nations, and literature.

Should you have any questions about the above resources, please contact your subject librarian.

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