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The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference
More than a simple encyclopedia, The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference features nineteen fact-packed chapters that capture the full sweep of African American history and culture--from ancient West African kingdoms to the present--while also offering a wealth of practical information on everything from business and travel to health and holiday traditions. The landmark reference taps the resources and expertise of the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library to provide concise, reliable information not found in any other single resource. And in the tradition of the million-copy-selling New York Public Library Desk Reference series, the information is presented in a variety of accessible formats, including charts, timelines, sidebars, reading lists, recipes, glossaries, quotations, and biographical profiles. Covering a wide array of knowledge, The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference is a magnificent resource for home, family, and business, and an essential addition to your personal reference library.
605 pages. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.
Hardcover. $34.95. ISBN 0-471-23924-0.