The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
The African-American almanac
Call number: Ref E 185.N385 2000
Atlas of African-American history
Call number: Ref E185.C55 2007
Chronology of African-American history : significant events and people from
1619 to the present
Call number: Ref E185.H64
The Historical encyclopedia of world slavery
Call number: Ref HT861.H57 1997
The timetables of African-American history : a chronology of the most
important people and events in African-American history
Call number: Ref E185.H295 1995
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
African Americans--History--To 1863
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library,
to be viewed in the Library.
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery
Call number: Video 001202 (4 videos)
This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War.
A Biography of America
Call number: Video 000467 (13 videos)
This 26-part series of half-hour programs explores the human side of American history and encourages critical thinking about the forces that shaped America. Using photos, film footage, and documents, host historians lecture in a first-person narrative to describe a collective life story and history of American people and their every-day events.
Frederick Douglass : an American life
Call number: Video 000381
Leader of men, publisher-editor, statesman, orator, abolitionist, and U.S. Marshal. This documentary explores the life and times of Frederick Douglass. Told in his own words, Douglass recalls the brutality of his own bondage...his escape to freedom...his commitment to human rights of African people...his newspaper The North Star...poignant reflections on his family life...and his relationship with historical people like Harriet Tubman and John Brown.
Frederick Douglass : when the lion wrote history
Call number: Video 000540
Based upon his writings and speeches, this is the story of Frederick Douglass, an elegant orator and provocative abolitionist.
Harriet Tubman : antislavery activist
Call number: Video 000991
The story of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist.
Call number: Video 000798 (6 videos)
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad
Call number: Video 000970
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
SUB(slavery) AND SUB(black history) [from Scholarly Journals
SUB(slavery) AND SUB(research)
Researched and evaluated by:
J. Sevilla-Marzona, Librarian 2/1999
last update: T. Shacklett, Librarian 5/2010