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American Studies Guide: Getting Started

Umbra Search African American History

A search tool that makes thousands of pieces of African American history and culture accessible to the public.

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News Sources

Informational news outlets to stay informed around topics involving race, culture, politics, history, and international affairs.

American Studies at Mac

Get connected with the American Studies Department at Macalester! 

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Key resources for beginning research in this field:

Twin Cities Resources and Organizations

A handful of links to local resources and organizations here in the Twin Cities to help kick-start your research process.

Helpful Resources & Publications

Tapestries

Breaking the Shackles of Silence

This artwork is featured as the cover of volume seven of the journal Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities. Artwork is done by Denise Rodriguez. 

Carson

This artwork is featured in volume six of the journal Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identitiesArtwork done by Samuel Fleming.

Agitate

This artwork is featured in volume six of the journal Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identitiesArtwork done by Samuel Fleming. 

Hands Up Don't Shoot

This artwork is featured in volume six of the journal Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities, Artwork done by Samuel Fleming. 

Unite or Die

This artwork is featured in volume six of the journal Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities, Artwork done by Samuel Fleming. 

Post-Racial

This artwork is featured in volume six of the journal Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities, Artwork done by Samuel Fleming. 

Threats to the American Dream

This image was created by Alizarin Menninga to be the cover of Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities, volume 4 (2015).

Yuri Kochiyama

This artwork is featured in volume 4 of the journal Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identitiesin Alisha Roopchand's article titled "Dear Yuri: A Thank You and Tribute to Yuri Kochiyama".

"Know Your Roots" by Erica Lee

This image was featured as a visual introduction to the section titled "Colonized Memories: Reimagining History, Education and Land" in Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities, volume 4 (2015).