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Library Features Book Display for National Poetry Month 2011

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in the third floor in observance of National Library Month. "Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture" (from the Academy of American Poets website, where you can learn more, find poems, get book suggestions, and ways to celebrate poetry as well). The library is featuring the following books in our display throughout the month of April. All books are usually located in the General Collection (third floor stacks) unless noted otherwise. Please note that all books in the case are available to be checked out. Simply stop by the Circulation Desk, and we will be happy to open the case so you can read the book. No need to worry about leaving an empty space in the case; we have more books we can put in. In addition, if you need ideas or help finding a particular book or author, you can stop at the Reference Desk. We'll be happy to help you find what you need. The book list:
  • Auden, W.H., Elizabethan and Jacobean Poets: Marlowe to Marvell. PR 1175 .A76 1950 v.2.
  • Bernikow, Louise, ed., The World Split Open: Four Centuries of Women Poets in England and America, 1552-1950. PS589 .B4.
  • Blake, William, William Blake, Selected Poetry. PR4142 .S74 1988.
  • Brady, Frank, Poetry: Past and Present. PR1175 .B723.
  • Brewbaker, James, Poems by Adolescents and Adults: a Thematic Collection for Middle School and High School. PS586.3 .P637 2002.
  • Byron, George Gordon, Byron: Poems. PR4352 .G56 1985.
  • Charara, Hayan, ed., Inclined to Speak: an Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry. PS591 .A7 I53 2008.
  • Chester, Laura and Sharon Barba, eds., Rising Tides: 20th Century American Women Poets. PS589 .C53 1973.
  • Christopher, Nicholas, Under 35: the New Generation of American Poets. PS615 .U53 1989.
  • Clark, John Lee, ed., Deaf American Poetry: an Anthology. PS591 .D4 D43 2009.
  • Connors, Ginny Love, Essential Love: Poems about Mothers and Fathers, Daughters and Sons. PS595.P37 E87 2000.
  • Crum, Beverly,, Newe Hupia: Shoshoni Poetry Songs. PM2321 .Z77 C78 2001.
  • Gregory, Horace, The Silver Swan: Poems of Romance and Mystery. PR1175 .G719 1968.
  • Henryson, Robert,, The Makars: the Poems of Henryson, Dunbar and Douglas. PR8656 .M32 1999.
  • Keats, John, Selected Poetry. PR4832 .B37 1988.
  • Leighton, Angela and Margaret Reynolds, Victorian Women Poets: an Anthology. PR1177 .V53 1995.
  • Lowitz, Leza,, translators and editors, A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka. PL782 .E3 L66 1994.
  • Miyazawa, Kenji, Strong in the Rain: Selected Poems. PL833 .I95 M59 2007.
  • Rodman, Selden, 100 British Poets. PR1175 .R585.
  • Williams, Oscar, ed., Immortal Poems of the English Language: an Anthology. PR1175 .I45 1952B.
  • Wolfson, Susan J. and Peter J. Manning, eds., Selected Poems of Thomas Hood, Winthrop Mackworth Praed, and Thomas Lovell Beddoes. PR4796 .W64 2000.
  • Wordsworth, William, Selected Poetry. PR5853 .R64 1992.
  • Yeats, William Butler, Selected Poems and Four Plays of William Butler Yeats. PR5902 .R6 1996.

Spring 2011 issue of Muntz Library Musings now available

The spring 2011 edition of Muntz Library Musings, our library's newsletter is now available. You can find it online here (PDF), or you can pick up a copy at the library. Highlights this semester include:
  • Profile of our new archivist, Ms. Terra Bianchi.
  • Did you know we have a new scanner?
  • Yes, we do have extended hours for finals week this spring. Read for details.
  • Book review, and more.

April is National Poetry Month!

To celebrate, all students are invited to submit any number of orginal poems for judging. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poems will receive recognition and awards at a reception hosted by the Muntz Library on Thursday, April 28 at 3:00pm. Submit poems to either MaryEllen Holland, BUS237 or Dr. Dana Adams, BUS226. Email submissions are also accepted. Submission Deadline: April 22nd.
Published by root on 08 Apr

Need to Scan something for a paper or class presentation?

Thanks to a generous gift from the Louis & Peaches Owen Family Foundation, the Library now has a new user-friendly, walkup scanning station. You can scan documents or images in color or black and white and save them to a thumbdrive or email them...All for free! Check it out the next time you're in the Library!

Library Features Book Display for Women's History Month 2011

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in the third floor honoring Women's History Month. Find President Obama's proclamation for the month here. Visit your library and learn more about about women's history, accomplishments, and contributions. As a reminder, all books inside the display are available for check-out. If you see something you like, take it with you. All you need is to tell the nice folks at Circulation, and they will be happy to open the case for you. No need to worry; I have other books I can put in, and I like when people borrow our books. We also have a broad selection of e-books on women's topics. Feel free to ask us about those as well. We are featuring the following books in our display this month. Call numbers are included. All books are usually in the General Collection (third floor stacks) unless otherwise noted:
  • Abrams, Jeanne E., Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail: a History of the American West. HQ1172 .A27 2006. "This engaging work full of stories from the memoirs and records of Jewish pioneer women illuminates the pivotal role these women played in settling America's Western frontier" (from publisher description).
  • Adams, Katherine H. and Michael L. Keene, Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign. HQ1413 .P38 A23 2008. Sheri Brown, at H-Net online, writes in her review that "there is no need, therefore, to invent stories about Alice Paul and her actions in front of the White House in 1917; her controversial, charismatic, determined efforts to secure the right to vote for women, as Adams and Keene so imaginatively present, are much more fascinating than the fiction." And the Feminist Review blog calls it "a subtle call to action and against voter apathy. I suggest it as recommended reading for anyone interested in the democratic process, especially as it relates to women."
  • Allende, Isabel, The Stories of Eva Luna. PQ8098.1.L54 C8413 1991. From the great Chilean author, a collection of stories that "employs the techniques of Latin American magical realism to create a vivid world full of humor, passion, pathos, and color" (description from Library Journal). I have read some of Allende's work, so if you like a good tale with some element of magic to it, you will probably enjoy this collection.
  • Alvarez, Julia, Before We Were Free. A4735BE (note, this book is usually located in the CML in the Young Adult Fiction section). "In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo" (from publisher description). I have personally read this one, and I can say it is a book for young and adult alike.
  • Bechdel, Alison, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. PN6727.B3757 Z46 2006. "A powerful graphic novel-memoir, Fun Home documents Bechdel's childhood experiences and coming-of-age as a woman and lesbian. At its center lies her heartbreaking relationship with her distant father, which produces emotionally complex and poignant reflections and clean, bitonal images" (from Bookmarks Magazine).
  • Bronte, Charlotte, Jane Eyre: an Authoritative Text, Context, Criticism. PR4167 .J33 2001. "Written in 1847, this novel remains a favorite, especially among younger readers and listeners who continue to be entranced by the young Jane and her mysterious Mr. Rochester" (from Library Journal Review).
  • Christie, Agatha, The Mousetrap and Other Plays. PR6005.H66 A19 1981. This is a collection of eight murder mystery plays from the Grand Dame of mystery. The New York Times called them "the most skillfully written murder mysteries ever produced."
  • Darrow, Margaret H., French Women and the First World War: War Stories of the Home Front. D639.W7 D38 2000.According to the Times Literary Supplement, "Darrow succeeds in recapturing the lost female voices of the Great War. Her attempt to rescue them from oblivion is a helpful contribution to the history of collective memory and the French experience of war."
  • Dawson, Sarah Morgan, Sarah Morgan: the Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman. E605 .D28 1992. "Sarah Morgan herself emerges as one of the most memorable nineteenth-century women in fiction or nonfiction, a young woman of intelligence and fortitude, as well as of high spirits and passion, who questioned the society into which she was born and the meaning of the war for ordinary families like her own and for the divided nation as a whole" (from publisher description).
  • DuBois, Ellen Carol, Through Women's Eyes: an American History with Documents. HQ1410 .D83 2009.
  • Gilbert, Sandra, Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism. PR1110 .W6 F46 2007. "The anthology gathers meditations on literary creativity by women writers and scholars ranging from medieval and early modern to contemporary times" (from publisher description).
  • Hepburn, Stephanie, Women's Roles and Statuses the World Over. HQ1236 .H46 2006. This book presents "a comparative discussion of the roles and statuses of women in the US, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Syria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Japan, and Australia. They report data related to such issues as the demographic characteristics of women, literacy and years of schooling, work force participation, inheritance, citizenship, public office, military service, and health care" (from publisher description).
  • Hurston, Zora Neale, Their Eyes Were Watching God. PS3515.U789 T639 1990. "Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots" (from publisher description).
  • MacMillan, Margaret, Women of the Raj: the Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India. DS428 .M28 2007. Library Journal describes this book as one that "traces the role of British women in India, whose primary purpose seems to have been to replicate Victorian society in the Raj. The book reveals how these women adjusted to the many hardships of living in an alien and often hostile environment."
  • Nicholson, Virginia, Singled Out: How Two Million British Women Survived Without Men after the First World War. D639 .W7 N73 2008. This book "pays homage to this remarkable generation of women who, changed by war, in turn would change society" (from publisher review).
  • Nin, Anais, The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 1, 1931-1934. PS3527.I865 Z5. "This celebrated volume begins when Nin is about to publish her first book and ends when she leaves Paris for New York." (from publisher description).
  • Satrapi, Marjane, Persepolis. PN6747 .S245 P4713 2003. "Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman'sMaus,Persepolisis Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq" (from publisher description).
  • Satrapi, Marjean, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. PN6747 .S245 P4713. "As funny and poignant as its predecessor, Persepolis 2 is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up here compounded by Marjane's status as an outsider both abroad and at home it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating" (from publisher description).
  • Salzman, Paul, ed., Early Modern Women's Writing: an Anthology, 1560-1700. PR1110.W6 E49 2000. "This anthology is a unique collection of rare women's writing written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This collection introduces modern readers to the various examples of the work of women writers from these centuries and includes poems, prose and fiction, drama, letters, prophecies, tracts and philosophy" (from the publisher's description).
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus. PR5397 .F7 1994D. The classic novel.
  • Skloot, Rebecca, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. RC265.6 .L24 S55 2010. "This distinctive work skillfully puts a human face on the bioethical questions surrounding the HeLa cell line. Henrietta Lacks, an African American mother of five, was undergoing treatment for cancer at Johns Hopkins University in 1951 when tissue samples were removed without her knowledge or permission and used to create HeLa, the first "immortal" cell line" (from Library Journal). Publishers Weekly called it "a rich, resonant tale of modern science, the wonders it can perform and how easily it can exploit society's most vulnerable people."
  • Sneider, Allison L., Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question. JK1896 .S64 2008. "Beautifully researched and well written, this gem of a book offers a new, frame-shifting look at some of the connections that existed between a series of (seemingly separate) public debates in the US after the Civil War--voting rights for women and US expansionism, both in the West and abroad. Sneider's analysis shows how the history of the US women's movement in this period was inseparable from questions of citizenship, political capacity, political rights, nation building, and what the author calls 'national belonging'" (from CHOICE review).
  • Stephenson, Jill, Women in Nazi Germany. HQ1623 .S73 2001. "From images of jubilant mothers offering the Nazi salute, to Eva Braun and Magda Goebbels, women in Hitler's Germany and their role as supporters and guarantors of the Third Reich continue to exert a particular fascination. This account moves away from the stereotypes to provide a more complete picture of how they experienced Nazism in peacetime and at war and offers a penetrating account of what life was really like for women living under the Third Reich" (from publisher description).
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary, A Vindication of the Rights of Women. HQ1596 .W6 1988. This is a nice critical edition of the classic work with scholarly commentary, notes, and list for further reading. This is a core text for women's rights.
  • Woolf, Virginia, Orlando: a Biography. PR6045 .O72 O7 2006. "Begun as a 'joke,' Orlando is Virginia Woolf's fantastical biography of a poet who first appears as a sixteen-year-old boy at the court of Elizabeth I, and is left at the novel's end a married woman in the year 1928. Part love letter to Vita Sackville-West, part exploration of the art of biography, Orlando is one of Woolf's most popular and entertaining works."

Library Has Special Hours for Spring Break 2011

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will have the following special hours for Spring Break: Saturday March 5: Regular Hours (9:00am-6:00pm) Sunday March 6: Regular Hours (1:00pm-12:00am) Monday March 7: 8:00am-8:00pm Tuesday March 8:00am-8:00pm Wednesday March 9: 8:00am-8:00pm Thursday March 10: 8:00am-8:00pm Friday March 11: 8:00am-5:00pm NOTE: THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY MARCH 12, 2011 DUE TO ELECTRICAL WORK AND MAINTENANCE. We will resume regular hours on Sunday March 13, 2011. For more information, you can call 903-566-7343 or visit our website at
Published by root on 02 Mar

Reference Book of the Week: Encyclopedia of African American History

This month we are honoring Black History Month in our Reference Book of the Week features. Today we are highlighting a double set:
  • Encyclopedia of African American History 1619- 1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass (3 volumes). Call number: REF E 185 .E545 2006.
  • Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century (5 volumes). Call number: REF E 185 .E5453 2009.
The two sets were developed by the same editorial group. Basically, two sets were created in order to provide a comprehensive view on African American scholarship and history. With a total of eight volumes between the two sets, it is clear that there is a wealth of information available. The encyclopedia provides entries on people, places, events, and concepts related to African American history. For key figures, readers will find substantial biographical information. For larger topics in areas such as military, science and technology, family, marriage, etc., readers will find large entries that are then subdivided into sub-entries. For example, the entry on "Abolitionism" (found in the first set) includes the following sub-entries: "Abolitionism as a Concept," "Early Abolitionism: the Onset of Slavery through 1830," and Immediate Abolitionism and the Civil War." This allows readers to find discussions of similar topics under one major heading. The encyclopedia's entries are alphabetically arranged. The first volume of each set does have a list of contents for each set. Entries are signed. Entries include cross-references and a selected bibliography of works and primary sources for further reading. What makes this specialized encyclopedia, or any other, useful? Here is a research hint I use when teaching library instruction or just at the reference desk. A good reference work like this one will give you a good overview of a topic. For African American history, you cannot go wrong with these two sets; their overviews are excellent, and they are written in clear language; in fact, the editors made an effort to keep jargon to a minimum. Next, a good reference work can give you ideas for terms and keywords. It can help you learn the lingo of your topic, the vocabulary. I often use the cross-reference terms on a work like this as keywords when I do database searching. Finally, a good reference work will give bibliographic lists of items for further reading. This work certainly does that bringing in primary and secondary sources. Something you can do is look up items in our library catalog (for books) or use our "Find a journal" feature on our website to see if we have a specific journal that may be mentioned. As always, if you need help, librarians are glad to help. Overall, this is a very comprehensive, scholarly, and accessible work on African American history. It also reminds us that African American history is not just something for one month, or something that was just for Blacks. African American history is American history. The editors of the encyclopedias reinforce that by including various biographies of people other than African Americans-- from activists fighting for Black freedom to slaveholders to those who opposed Black freedom. American society has an impact on African American culture and life as African Americans have an impact on American society, culture and life. It is all one great story. And if you are wondering how the editors set the dates, here goes. For the first set, it goes from Colonial Times when the first slaves came to America to the death of Frederick Douglass (1895). For the second set, 1896 marks the upholding of the Plessy .v Ferguson case (the "separate but equal" doctrine), and it goes to the 21st century.

Learn how to use Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) Workshop

Caduceus The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library presents the following Allied Health Database workshop. This is a webinar workshop, so you can learn right from the convenience of your computer. The details are:



Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

Date: Friday, the 25th, at 10:30am. Elluminate Session (just follow the link below on the date of the event to connect). The participant login link is: The agenda is:
  1. What is HaPI and why use HaPI for nursing/health science research?
  2. HaPI Searching:
  • Saving Searches, Search Histories, Search History RSS feeds,Search Limiters.
  • Primary and Secondary Source Citation Searching
  • Using the Index Term Search Feature
  • Locating Instrument Citations in the Library’s Journal A-Z List
Mr. Anthony Micchelli, Reference Librarian and Liaison to our Nursing, Health Sciences, and Kinesiology Programs, will be teaching the session. For specific questions about the workshop, you can contact him at 903-566-7472 or via e-mail at amicchelli AT uttyler DOT edu. All library workshops are free and open to UT Tyler students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the recording for the previous Allied Health Databases Workshop on CINAHL is now available. You may view it at this link: CINAHL Workshop Recording:

Some more books for Black History Month 2011

After putting together the library's display for Black History Month, I still had a few books left. I am listing them here because I think they are worth sharing and reading. The books are usually located in the General Collection (Third Floor Stacks) unless otherwise noted.
  • Armstrong, Julie Buckner and Amy Schmidt, The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation. PS 508 .N3 C58 2009. This is a collection of poetry, essays, fiction and drama on the civil rights movement. It features works by Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Flannery O'Connor, Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rita Dove, and Patricia J. Williams among others.
  • Arsenault, Raymond, The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America. ML 420 .A6 A77 2009. Marian Anderson, contralto, was one of the greatest singers this nation has produced and known around the world. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her sing in Constitution Hall; Ms. Anderson was African American. With the help of FDR and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt she went on to sing in an open concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Later, in 1964, when the Civil Rights Act passed and at the age of 67, she did sing in Constitution Hall. Read her extraordinary story in Arsenault's book, which School Library Journal called, "a good one for serious students of the civil rights movement."
  • Baum, Dale, ed., Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne. F 392 .R63 B38 2009. From the book description, "For many of the forty years of her life as a slave, Azeline Hearne cohabitated with her wealthy, unmarried master, Samuel R. Hearne. She bore him four children, only one of whom survived past early childhood. When Sam died shortly after the Civil War ended, he publicly acknowledged his relationship with Azeline and bequeathed his entire estate to their twenty-year-old mulatto son, with the provision that he take care of his mother. When their son died early in 1868, Azeline inherited one of the most profitable cotton plantations in Texas and became one of the wealthiest ex-slaves in the former Confederacy." However, it was not as easy as that as Azeline faced various lawsuits and predatory challenges, including from her own lawyer, to take away what was hers.
  • DeRamus, Betty, Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love, and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad. E450 .D473 2009. DeRamus looks at some of the resourceful and often risky ways in which slaves ran away.
  • Nama, Adilifu, Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film. PN 1995.9 >S26 N36 2008. From the book description, "Through an analysis of over thirty canonic science fiction (SF) films, including Logan's Run, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Gattaca, and Minority Report, Black Space offers a thorough-going investigation of how SF film since the 1950s has dealt with the issue of race and specifically with the representation of blackness."
  • Roberts, Gene and Hank Klibanoff, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. PN 4888 .R3 R63 2006. From the book's description, "Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen—black and white—revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its citizens to act." Those interested in the history of the press in the United States will want to pick up this book.
  • Thornton, Yvonne S., The Ditchdigger's Daughter: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story. E 185.96 .T48 2002. Dr. Thornton was keynote speaker for the 2008-2009 Freshman/New Student Orientation at UT Tyler.
  • Washington-Williams, Essie Mae and William Stadiem, Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond. E 748 .T58 W37 2005. Essie Mae was the daughter of an affair between Strom Thurmond, who was 23 at the time, and a 15 year-old Black maid. From the book description, "Set against the explosively changing times of the civil rights movement, this poignant memoir recalls how she struggled with the discrepancy between the father she knew–one who was financially generous, supportive of her education, even affectionate–and the Old Southern politician, railing against greater racial equality, who refused to acknowledge her publicly. From her richly told narrative, as well as the letters she and Thurmond wrote to each other over the years, emerges a nuanced, fascinating portrait of a father who counseled his daughter about her dreams and goals, and supported her in reaching them–but who was unwilling to break with the values of his Dixiecrat constituents."
Published by root on 11 Feb

Come see our book display for Black History Month 2011

Black History Month National Park Service Promotional Poster

Poster honoring Black History Month and promoting Black History sites in the National Park System. It was created by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to announce that we have a book display honoring Black History Month. The display of books and photos is located on the third floor of the library, and it will remain there until the end of the month. We would like to note that all books inside the display case are available to be checked out. So, if anything catches your eye, feel free to go down to the Circulation Desk. A staff member will be happy to open the case for you so you check the book out. If you look up any of the titles listed below in the catalog now, it will say they are checked out. No need to worry. They are checked out to the display case. Feel free to ask for any of the books. Our book display features the following titles this year. Unless otherwise noted, they are usually located in the General Collection (Third Floor Stacks):
  • Andrews, William L., ed., Three Classic African American Novels. PS508.N3 T47 1990.
  • Billington, Monroe Lee, African Americans on the Western Frontier. E185.925 .A58 1998.
  • Buckley, Gail Lumet, American Patriots: the Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm. E185.63 .B93 2002.
  • Capony-Tabery, Gena, Jump for Joy: Jazz, Basketball, and Black Culture in 1930s America. E185.6 .C265 2008.
  • Collier-Thomas, Bettye, Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement. E185.61 .S615 2001.
  • Cronon, Edmund David, Black Moses: the Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. E185.97.G3 C7.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B., The Souls of Black Folk. E185.6 .D797 1996X.
  • Dudziak, Mary L., Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy. E185.61 .D85 2000.
  • Galland, China, Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves. E185.93 .T4 G35 2007.
  • Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920. E185.93 .N6 G55 1996.
  • Gomez, Michael Angelo, Black Crescent: the Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas. E185 .G615 2005.
  • Kelley, Kitty, Oprah: a Biography. PN 1992.4 .W56 K76 2010. (This one is usually kept in the Bestseller Collection, Second Floor Reading Room).
  • Litwack, Leon F., Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow. E185.6 .L58 1999.
  • McWorter, Gerald A., The African American Experience in Cyberspace: A Resource Guide to the Best Websites on Black Culture and History. E185 .M375 2004.
  • Morrison, Toni, Song of Solomon; Tar Baby; Sula. PS3563.O8749 S66 1987.
  • Obama, Barack, Dreams of my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. E185.97 .O23 A3 2004.
  • Sitton, Thad, Freedom Colonies: Independent Black Texans in the Time of Jim Crow. E185.93 .T4 S47 2005.
A final note on our poster selection for this blog post. If you wish to learn more about Black history sites in the U.S., the National Park Service has an excellent website of resources not only about sites in the NPS but also Black History resources. Here is the direct link.


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