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HIS 179/365/373/375/460: Antebellum African American History: Home

research African American history through Reconstruction + the history of American Slavery

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Guide Introduction

This research guide supports the following courses taught by Drs. Audain and Hollander:

  • HIS 179: African-Americans to 1865
  • HIS 365: Enslaved Women in Antebellum America
  • HIS 373: Slavery and Black Womanhood
  • HIS 375: Race and Gender in the 19th Century American South
  • HIS 460: Reading Seminar in American Slavery

Use the blue tabs (above) or Table of Contents (left-hand column) to find reference works; secondary sources such as scholarly books and peer-reviewed journal articles; and primary sources including historical newspapers, the writings of abolitionists, etc. from the Antebellum Period, U.S. Civil War (1861-1865), and Reconstruction (1865-1877).

See the Guide Author box (right-hand column) to schedule your research consultation.

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Guide Author (Humanities Librarian)

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David C. Murray
TCNJ Library,
Room 216
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