Prologue: Special Issue
Summer 1997: African American History
This issue focuses on the use of federal records in African American historical research. Sixteen articles by NARA staff and other historians explore the depth and breadth of material in the National Archives relative to African Americans. This issue examines the Civil War and Reconstruction, labor issues, civil rights, pictorial records, and research aids.
This issue is out of print and not available for purchase, but you can read all of the articles online.
Prologue in Perspective: Voices of African Americans in Federal Records
John W. Carlin
Dedication: In Memory of Sara Dunlap Jackson, May 28, 1919-April 19, 1991
Freedmen's Bureau Records: An Overview
Elaine C. Everly
Slave Emancipation Through the Prism of Archives Records
Joseph P. Reidy
African Americans and the American Labor Movement
James Gilbert Cassedy
The Panama Canal: The African American Experience
Patrice C. Brown
Documenting the Struggle for Racial Equality in the Decade of the Sixties
Geraldine N. Phillips
The Lions' History: Researching World War II Images of African Americans
Barbara Lewis Burger
A Guiding Light
Debra Newman Ham
|Articles published in Prologue do not necessarily represent the views of NARA or of any other agency of the United States Government.