Afro American Studies
Some Books by UMass Afro Am Faculty
Some books by Afro Am alums
Two books by graduates of the Afro American Studies department were selected as Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2008. Both books began as dissertations in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ousmane Power-Greene received his PhD from the UMass Amherst Department of Afro American Studies in 2007.
Where are the books in Afro American Studies?
Call Number Locations
Information on Afro American studies can be found throughout the Library of Congress's classification system (the one we employ in the University Libraries). The subject of the work is the most important determinant as to where an item will be found, but the following Library of Congress call numbers mark areas where a significant number of books, journals, and other materials can be found.
TIP: When you look for a particular book on the shelf, make sure to browse the shelf and nearby shelves for related books. Take your time! Open the books!
E 184.5 - E 185.98 History of African Americans in the United States
PS 508 .N3 Collections of literature by African Americans
PS 628 .N4 Collections of plays by African Americans
PS 591 .N4 Collections of poetry by African Americans
PS 153 .N5 Literary history and criticism of works by African Americans
Z 1361 .N39 Bibliographies on African American subjects
Reading Call Numbers
The Library Catalog provides a call number and location for each item. The call number consists of an alphanumeric string based on the Library of Congress classification system. Learn how to read a call number.
Note: If the Call Number of a book says "UM Reference," you will find it in the Learning Commons, lower level of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Otherwise, for BOOKS and PERIODICALS in the UM W.E.B. Du Bois Library, use the chart below.
|Call numbers beginning with
|Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
|Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
|Language and Literature
|T (except for TR)
Titles recently acquired in the Five College Libraries, on African American history.
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