African American Historical Series Collection

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An archive of periodicals that document the history of African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. Primary sources include newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations, including churches and social service agencies.

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From the Advanced Search screen, enter the following terms in the Find field, following the steps described below:

TX Slavery
Notice the rich diversity of results dating back to 1833, many of which challenge the morality of slaveholding from a Christian perspective.

TX Temperance
Note the wide range of results on this very prominent social issue in 19th-Century America.

TX "Jim Crow"
The search results for this term reveal a diversity of perspective and opinion dating back to 1890. The usage of the term in the 1890s is historically early usage.

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