ENG 105: VOICES FROM THE SOUTH
GENERAL REFERENCE RESOURCES
The Encyclopedia of Southern History
Ref F 207.7 .E52
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Ref F 209 .E53 1989
Dictionary of American History
Ref E 174 .A43 1976
The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History
Ref E 174 .A535 1998
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Ref E 174 .O94 2001
Encyclopedia of American History
Ref E 174.5 .E52 1996
American Women's History
Ref HQ 1115 .W4 1994
The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America
Ref HQ 1410 .C85 1996
Handbook of American Women's History
The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History
Ref HQ 1410 .H36 1990
Ref HQ 1410 .R43 1998
Black Women in America
Ref E 185.86 .B542 1993
Encyclopedia of Black Women in America
Ref E 185.96 .F2 1997
African American Women
Ref E 185.96 .A45 1993
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Ref E 185 .E54 1996
Reference Library of Black America
Ref E 185 .R44 1997
The African-American Century
Ref E 185.96 .G38 2000
American National Biography
Ref CT 213 .A68 1999
Who Was Who in America: Historical Volumes
Ref E 663 .W64
Encyclopedia of Rural America
Ref E 169.12 .E5 1997
Encyclopedia of American Political History
Ref E 183 .E5 1984
Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1850s in America
Ref E 426 .G147 1993
TOPICAL REFERENCE RESOURCES
THE CIVIL WAR
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War
Ref E 468 .H47 2000
Encyclopedia of the Confederacy
Ref E 487 .E55 1993
The Oxford Companion to American Military History
Ref E 181 .O94 1999
A Historical Guide to World Slavery
Ref HT 861 .H59 1998
Macmillan Encyclopedia of World Slavery
Ref HT 861 .M24 1998
Chronology of World Slavery
Ref HT 861 .R63 1999
Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery
Ref E 441 .D53 1997
A New Handbook of Living Religions
Ref BL 80.2 .H275 1997
Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience
Ref BL 2525 .E53 1988
Encyclopedia of Religion in the South
Ref BR 535 .E52 1984
The Encyclopedia of American Religions
Ref BL 2525 .M449 1989
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America
Ref E 185.61 .E544 1998
Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement
Ref E 185.61 .L84 1997
Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights
Ref E 185.61 .E54 1992
Ref CT 215 .A67 1985
American Reforms and Reformers
Ref HQ 1412 .A46 1996
Companion to American Reconstruction, 1862-1877
Ref E 668 .R53 1996
Historical Dictionary of Reconstruction
Ref E 668 .T66 1991
Encyclopedia of American Education
Ref LB 17 .U54 1996
Historical Dictionary of School De/Segregation
Ref LC 212.52 .R34 1998
The New Grove Dictionary of American Music
Ref ML 101 .U6 N48 1986
Encyclopedia of the Blues
Ref ML 102 .B6 H413 1997
Country Music: the Encyclopedia
Ref ML 102 .C7 S7 1997
Encyclopedia of Folk, County & Western Music
Ref ML 102 .F66 S7 1983
Jazz: the Essential Companion
Ref ML 102 .J3 F43 1993
LITERATURE AND WRITERS
Antebellum Writers in New York and the South, 1820-1860
Ref PN 451 .D5 vol. 3
Ref PS 129 .A55
American Women Writers
Ref PS 147 .A42
African American Writers
Ref PS 153 .N5 A344 1991
Contemporary Southern Writers
Ref PS 261 .C569 1999
Contemporary Poets, Dramatists, etc., of the South
Ref PS 261 .C568 1994
Encyclopedia of Southern Literature
Ref PS 261 .S515 1997
The American Film Industry
Ref PN 1993.5 .U6 S539 1986
The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry
Ref PN 1993.5 .U6 S539 1986
Encyclopedia of Novels Into Film
Ref PN 1997.85 .T54 1998
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