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Welcome to MCC LIbrary's United States History subject guide. Use the tabs above to find books, articles and websites. For more information about doing research, please see Getting Started with Research or contact a librarian.
Reference Books in the Library
Online Reference Databases
Look in these online reference databases to get your research started. For more databases, see the Find Articles page in this guide.
MasterFILE Elite This link opens in a new window
Content: Full text periodicals, photos, maps and flags, and reference books. Subjects covered: business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and more.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Gather basic facts, terminology and background information from Credo's reference collection which includes specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.The mind map feature can help you find keywords for your research.
Credo Reference helps you start your historical research with timelines, regional and global histories, and introductions to key historical events.
The Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
The Black Freedom Struggle website contains select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
- Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
- The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
- Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
- The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
- The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
- The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
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