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HIST 311: African American History in California Before 1865: Books

Suggested resources for researching the influence of African Americans in California before 1865.


I hope the suggested resources and tips in this guide will be helpful. Please let us know if you don't find what you need.  Following the link below will give you information on how to meet with, call, or email a librarian.



There are a number of books in the library's collection that will be helpful for this topic.  Many are listed below.  You can find more books using the library catalog.  Try searching for keywords like African American* (the asterisk makes it so that you can find American or Americans), history, 19th century, california, sacramento, west, etc.  

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