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Primary Sources: Anthologies
The Black Church Studies Reader by Examines salient themes of social and religious significance such as gender, sexuality, race, social class, health care, and public policy. While the volume centers around African American experiences and studies, it also attends to broader African continental and Diasporan religious contexts.
Down by the Riverside: Readings in African American Religion by Provides an introduction to the development of African American religion and theology. Spanning the time of slavery up to the present, the volume moves beyond Protestant Christianity to address a broad diversity of African American religion from Conjure, Orisa, and Black Judaism to Islam, African American Catholicism, and humanism.
Frederick Douglass Papers Digital Project
The original heart of the project is the publication by Yale University Press of fifteen volumes of the most historically significant of Douglass’s works; nine of these volumes have been published so far, as well as several ancillary paperback volumes.
Primary Sources: Specific Eras
Jim Crow America: A Documentary History (Online) by A collection of primary source materials from 1828 to 1980 that reveal how the Jim Crow era affects how historians practice their craft. The book is chronologically organized into five sections, each of which focuses on a different historical period in the story of Jim Crow: inventing, building, living, resisting, and dismantling.
Race and National Power: A Sourcebook of Black Civil Rights from 1862 to 1954 by Gathers together a collection of primary documents on the history of law and civil rights, specifically in regard to race. The sources covered include key Supreme Court decisions, some opinions from other courts as well, and texts written by ordinary people - the victims and perpetrators of racism and the lawmakers who wrote the statutes the courts must interpret.