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Race, Slavery, and Popular Culture (18th Century--Present)

Guide originally prepared to support Dr. Gibb's Spring 2022 Senior Seminar 4935 History class on the ways in which race and slavery have been represented in popular and performative culture.
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Welcome to this LibGuide. This guide provides an introduction to library research services and specific history resources. These resources have been curated with the topic of the representation of race and slavery in popular culture in mind, from approx. 1700 CE — the Present.


Brainstorm How to start conducting research.
Citation How to organize your research to effectively write and cite a paper or project.
Reference Where to find the reference materials that will form the base of a research project.
Sources (Scholarly/Primary) How to differentiate between Scholarly & Popular articles. How to determine if material qualifies as a primary or secondary source.
Articles How to use the FIU Databases to locate scholarly articles that will further your research.
Media Where to look for images, audio, and video in the library.
Help Where to go if you need a little more help.

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Christopher Jimenez, FIU Libraries

This LibGuide is provided with an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license. If you would like to reuse any part of this LibGuide for noncommercial educational or instructional purposes, please contact and credit the guide's creator, Christopher Jimenez, Web Services Librarian at the FIU Libraries, and include a link to this guide.