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ENGL:6610 Studies in African American Literature, Six Degrees of Phillis Wheatley - Bynum, Fall 2021: Home

Resources to accompany the study of African American Literature before 1800

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Iowa is located on the homelands of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe (Chippewa), Báxoǰe (Iowa), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Omāēqnomenēwak (Menominee), Myaamiaki (Miami), Nutachi (Missouri), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Jiwere (Otoe), Odawaa (Ottawa), Póⁿka (Ponca), Bodéwadmi/Neshnabé (Potawatomi), Meskwaki/Nemahahaki/Sakiwaki (Sac and Fox), Dakota/Lakota/Nakoda (Sioux), Sahnish/Nuxbaaga/Nuweta (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nations. The following tribal nations, Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa), Póⁿka (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Meskwaki (Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa), and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) Nations continue to thrive in the State of Iowa and we continue to acknowledge them.

 

Click here for the Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty from the UI Native American Council.

Welcome!

Welcome to the guide for ENGL:6610 Studies in African American Literature, SIx Degrees of Phillis Wheatley with Dr. Tara Bynum, Fall 2021. This guide is designed to provide background information on some of the topics and time periods you have discussed in class. 

General Research Tips

  • Generate a list of your search terms and any synonyms.
  • Search for each term in databases or InfoHawk+.
  • If searching for a phrase, insert quotation marks around the phrase.
  • Limit your search by a date range if you want results from certain years.
  • Try your search terms in multiple databases.
  • Look at the footnotes and bibliography of scholarly articles - they can lead you to related sources!
  • The first sources that you find may not be the best. Keep looking!

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