The Harlem Renaissance resources add real value to students by providing them with an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills by interpreting primary source documents and images
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) February 09, 2012
ABC-CLIO, an award-winning publisher of print and electronic library resources, is pleased to announce the release of the new Harlem Renaissance Primary Source Collection. This timely addition to The American Mosaic: The African American Experience database coincides with the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.
The American Mosaic: The African American Experience (AAE) is the widest-ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture. Drawing on multiple titles and assembled with the guidance of leading experts, AAE gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day.
The addition of the new Harlem Renaissance Primary Source Collection enhances the AAE by illuminating a period of tremendous creative activity among African Americans that helped foster the formation of a new black cultural identity. The great story of the Harlem Renaissance is all there in reference, primary sources, and textbook-style context.
"The Harlem Renaissance resources add real value to students by providing them with an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills by interpreting primary source documents and images" notes ABC-CLIO President Becky Snyder. "The feature stories and rich multimedia facets provide a way of teaching and learning this fascinating cultural movement in context. This is our niche and where ABC-CLIO will continue to excel in enhancing curriculum through unique and authoritative material."
AAE database users will have access to wonderful material on subjects like the famous Cotton Club, Langston Hughes, Ethel Waters, and much more. The new collection features an exceptional multimedia dimension that includes audio clips, Federal Writers Project narratives, Zora Neale Hurston's plays, photographs, and beautiful visual art work. These rich and colorful resources are woven together to offer insight into the individuals and ideas surrounding this literary, artistic, and intellectual movement.
To learn more about The African American Experience and the entire suite of ABC-CLIO Solutions visit http://www.abc-clio.com
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