Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr.
Scott and Dorothy Bullitt
Professor of American History
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African American History | African American History in the West (Now available at www.blackpast.org)  

History 540A:
Seminar, African American Urban History in the West
Related Websites

Regarding Websites: Web research can be very useful and lead to much useful and important information. While every effort has been made to list only "reliable" sites, researchers should be aware that control of sites change (often without notice) from time to time and, thus, the reliability and point of view of the website may change (for better or worse). One of the best uses of web information is to locate good primary and secondary sources that should be directly examined. Websites also go out of existence, so, for scholarly work, they are not reliable sources, like a published work which, presumably, will always be available in some library (Library of Congress) for examination. Beware especially of quoting or otherwise relying upon unidentified opinions found on websites.

Basic guide to web research:

  1. Use your library BEFORE you start your web research. You will learn many terms that will be useful in your web research. You should read at least one good, broad secondary source on the subject before starting your research.
  2. Learn how to do web research. Google has a very good set of instructions. USE IT!
  3. Know the site you are using. Find out who is responsible for it. An example of a very good site is the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School (use Google to find it.)
  4. Find the original printed source of the information given on the site. You may have to use your library sources or a research librarian to help you. Cite both the internet source and the printed source.

Research Guides and Resources - African American Urban History in the West

General - go to: American History – Research Guides and Websites

                go to: African American History - Research Guides and Websites

African American

Gateways  (listing many internet links – great research tool)   


Buffalo Soldier Websites


Notable Other Resources

  • Digital Schomburg: Images of African Americans from the 19th Century
    One of many noteworthy projects from the Schomburg Center, this digital photo album is searchable by broad category (such as "family," "education," "civil war," or by keywords. Also included are brief essays that give an introduction to the photographs, as well as the broader topic of searching the past.

  • Dred Scott Digital Project
    Digitized documents, full text transcriptions, portraits, chronology, and other research materials on the Dred Scott case. From Washington University Libraries.


General African-American History Links:

African-Americans in Texas

African-Americans in the West - Late 19th Century

Appreciation to: