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History: History Home

A guide to help you research and locate History materials at Fisk and beyond!


Welcome History majors! This LibGuide is built to help Fisk students and faculty members find information and resources for history. Fisk University subscribes to JSTOR and Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). Fisk University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. This program prepares students the necessary prerequisites for coherent decision making in all areas of professional life, especially those useful for careers in international relations, public and corporate administration, and law.

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History Reference Books

Black Georgetown Remembered : A History of Its Black Community From the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day, 25th Anniversary Edition

Drawing on primary sources, including oral interviews with past and current residents and extensive research in church and historical society archives, the authors record the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and successes of a vibrant neighborhood as it persevered through slavery and segregation, war and peace, prosperity and depression. 

A Working People : A History of African American Workers Since Emancipation

In this book, historian Steven A. Reich examines the economic, political and cultural forces that have beaten and built America's black workforce since Emancipation. From the abolition of slavery through the Civil Rights Movement and Great Recession, African Americans have faced a unique set of obstacles and prejudices on their way to becoming a productive and indispensable portion of the American workforce. 

A People's History of Poverty in America

In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside.

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