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Africana Studies Subject Guide — Overview

Interdisciplinary guide for Africana/African American Studies
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This guide highlights websites, books, journals, and other scholarly sources useful to students and scholars of Africana Studies -- otherwise known as the study of the history, culture, contributions, and experiences of people of African descent in the United States and abroad. 

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