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Resource Guide:
Race in America

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Racism--United States.
  • Racism--United States--History--19th century.
  • Miscegenation--United States.
  • Compromise of 1850.
  • Slavery--United States.
  • Slavery--United States--History.
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Antisemitism--United States.
  • Native Americans.
  • Manifest Destiny.
  • Trail of Tears, 1838-1839.
  • Segregation--Virginia.

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • University of Maryland Law Journal of Race Religion Gender and Class
  • Phylon (1940)
  • American 19th Century History
  • Afro-Americans in New York Life and History
  • Patterns of Prejudice
  • Patterns of Prejudice
  • Journal of American Ethnic History

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Oxcart Catholicism on Fifth Avenue : the impact of the Puerto Rican migration upon the Archdiocese of New York BX 1417 .N4 D53 1993
Forgotten dead : mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928E 184 .M5 C3675 2013
The land of open graves : living and dying on the migrant trailJV 6475 .D4 2015
Immigrant struggles, immigrant giftsJV 6465 .I466 2012
The Filth of Progress Immigrants, Americans, and the Building of Canals and Railroads in the West.HD 8039 .C2582 U62 2015
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBIE 99 .O8 G675 2017
American Indian WomenE 98 .W8 D4813 2015
Becoming Melungeon : making an ethnic identity in the Appalachian SouthE 184 .M44 S37 2013 also eBook
Native American issues : a reference handbook E 98 .T77 T56 1996
Ethnicity and Criminal Justice in the Era of Mass Incarceration : A Critical Reader on the Latino ExperienceeBook
Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity : Jorge J. E. Gracia and His CriticseBook
Puerto Rican Citizen : History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York CityeBook
Belonging to Puerto Rico and America : New York Puerto Rican Children's Developing Conceptualization of Their Own Cultural GroupeBook
Building a Latino Civil Rights Movement : Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in New York CityeBook
Hatred in the Hallways: Violence and Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in U.S. Schoolsfull text from ERIC with link
The Lesbian and Gay Movements : Assimilation or Liberation?eBook
Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States : Memories and Visions Yesterday, Today, and TomorroweBook
The L WordeBook
In Media Res : Race, Identity, and Pop Culture in the Twenty-First CenturyeBook
Queer Media Images : LGBT PerspectiveseBook
Race, Rights, and the Asian American ExperienceeBook
Asian Americans : Contemporary Trends and IssueseBook
Asian America : Chinese and Japanese in the United States Since 1850eBook
Irish Immigrants in New York City, 1945-1995eBook
Who's Your Paddy? : Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish American IdentityeBook
The Complete Encyclopedia Of African American HistoryeBook
Jim Crow Wisdom : Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940eBook
Disintegration : the splintering of Black AmericaE 185.86 .R618 2010
Black Stats : African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first CenturyeBook
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years, 1954-1965KF 4757 .W52 1987
Brown's battleground : students, segregationists, and the struggle for justice in Prince Edward county, VirginiaLC 214.22 .V8 T58 2011