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Format: With printed Handlist -A one volume index (Black Biography, 1790-1950)
Media: 140 microfiche
Coverage Dates: 1790-1950
Sources Covered: 51 titles

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The Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950: Supplement titles portray a diverse commentary of historical and cultural events that shaped American history. Researchers can read accounts from black soldiers in the military (during the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War I) or research the history of religious denominations and business leaders in the African American community. In addition, titles by early African American publishers like R.L. Pendelton and the Hampton Institute are represented in this supplement.

Titles include:
A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board … With Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans (1840)

History of the Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and Other Items of Interest (1899)

The Cayugan Baptist. Sermons, Rock-Ribbed Fundamentals, Facts and Truths and Brief Biographies of Eminent Preachers (1922)

The “Eighth Illinois” (1899)

  • Content Type: With printed handlist - A one volume index (Black Biography, 1790-1950: Supplement) may be purchased separately.

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