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Jessie Ball duPont Library

English 395: African-American Literature

A guide to basic information resources on African-American Literature, English 395.

Welcome

This guide is intended to direct you to fundamental resources to use when performing research in the area of English Literature.The resources here are by no means comprehensive, but are intended to help you achieve a sound start to your work.

Please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions for additions or other ways to improve this guide.

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