This guide is a collaboration between the library faculty, history faculty, and Associated Students of Merced College.
If you have a resource you'd like to recommend for the guide and / or for the library's collection, contact Professor Lindsay Davis, Faculty Reference Librarian.
Preference is for materials written by Black authors and those that highlight the contributions of Black Americans to the nation. The library has many books related to American slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. While we have included some slave narratives, biographies of civil rights activists, and materials related to race relations, this is not the sole focus of the guide.
The Merced College Library has a few other related guides you may be interested in browsing.
These are some newer books I have read that the Merced College Library doesn't have in its collection (yet) that you may want to track down through the Merced County Library or your local public library.