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African American Studies

This guide features resources relevant to research in African American history and culture, race and identity, and the African diaspora.

Searching the Catalog by Subject

Items in the WRLC catalog are organized by Library of Congress Subject Heading in addition to author, title, and call number. Subjects are broken down in hierarchies, from broad to specific. Some items are cataloged under more than one subject heading. Below are some general subject terms related to the topics of race, gender, class, and sexuality:

  • African American men --Social conditions
  • African Americans --Race identity
  • African Americans --Social conditions
  • African American women --Social conditions
  • African diaspora
  • Discrimination --United States
  • Ethnology --United States
  • Feminism --United States
  • Racially mixed people --United States
  • Racism --United States
  • Sex role--United States
  • Social classes --United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies
  • United States--Race relations

From the catalog home page, select  "Subject Heading" from the drop down menu. You may enter the search terms as they appear above or insert your own. Happy searching!

Internet Resources and Databases



Masculinity Studies


Race and Class