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AAS 400 African American Popular Culture (FALL 2017): Home


Welcome to the class guide for AAS 400 African American Popular Culture.
Use the tabs above for a quick guide to some specially selected resources from Syracuse University Library.

This guide was created to assist students in finding and identifying sources concerning popular culture among African American communities.  This guide will also describe a few research skills that students can employ to find the most relevant materials such as developing key words, or evaluating and determining the types of  sources that are needed for their research.

For questions, please don't hesitate to contact the guide creator, Bonnie Ryan, Librarian for African American Studies.

Other DH Projects to Check Out

African-American Studies Scholars have been leaders in Digital Humanities projects making use of all sorts of textual, mapping, and visualization technologies.

These projects create and distribute materials relating to African American history and experience across many institutions, and many of these projects make access to collections and to research methods possible online that were not possible before. Among them:

& many, many other projects listed at Black Digital Humanities Projects & Resources, created by the Colored Conventions Project team.

Related Research Guides

See also the following Research Guides for more sources:

AAS 400 - African American Popular Culture: Culture Coding Blackness
Digital Humanities Librarian, Patrick Williams

African American Studies

Music Resources,
Music Librarian, Rachel Fox von Swearingen

Martin Luther King Memorial Library

Selection of Books