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Try These Books

Try these books found using the Library of Congress' subject headings: (African Americans AND black middle class), (Social Conditions AND black middle class), (History AND black middle class).

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The Cosby Cohort - Cherise A. Harris
Call Number: E185.86 .H357 2013
ISBN: 9781442217652
Publication Date: 2013-02-14

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Beyond the Black Lady - Lisa B. Thompson
Call Number: E185.86 .T447 2009
ISBN: 9780252034268
Publication Date: 2009-07-08

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Struggle for Black Equality - Harvard Sitkoff; John Hope Franklin (Foreword by)
Call Number: Available through I-Share
ISBN: 9780809089246
Publication Date: 2008-09-30

Key Databases

Try these databases first for scholarly articles, primary sources, and more.

  • Black Studies Center  
    Black Studies Center combines invaluable resources for research and teaching including: essays, video and images from Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, the International Index of Black Periodicals (IIBP), Historical Black Newspapers, History Makers oral histories, Black Abolitionist Papers, Black Literature Index, and dissertations in Black Studies.
  • SocIndex with Full Text  
    SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Academic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database
  • JSTOR  
    A multidisciplinary database of full text non-current scholarly journals.

Historically Black Newspapers

Try these collections of historically black newspapers for historical and cultural context.

  • Chicago Defender (1910-1975)  
    The Chicago Defender (1910-1975) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1992)  
    This is a full-text searchable database of Chicago Tribune's historical backfiles. It includes digital reproductions of newspaper pages, including images.
  • Chicago Tribune (1989-present)  
    Provides reporting and analysis of regional, national, and international news. Coverage is 1989-current.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch  
    Includes Call & Post (Cleveland, 1992-present), Bay State Banner (Boston, 1965-1979), Hyde Park Citizen (1991-present), Indianapolis Recorder (1991-present), Michigan Chronicle (Detroit, 2006-present), Michigan Citizen (1990-present), New York Amsterdam News (1993-present), Oakland Post (1991-present), Philadelphia Tribune(1991-present), Sacramento Observer (1968-1975, 1991-present), Los Angeles Sentinel (1991-present).
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1988-present)
    Full text of this daily is available from 1988-present in ProQuest Newsstand.

Suggested Searches in OneSearch


Try entering these search terms in the search fields in OneSearch

Black middle class AND:


Social mobility


Courtship and marriage

Dating and mating

Debt and savings

Diversity and strategic assimilation

Black Identity

Race in public spaces

Cultural advancement/participation in the arts


Social Construction of race





Google Scholar

Google Scholar and Morris Library

1.  To Access Morris Library sources, click on Scholar Preferences.
2.  In Library Links, type in Southern Illinois University Carbonale.
3.  Select the box next to Find Full Text at Morris.
4.  When you find a resource in Google Scholar, don't try to access it with the title!!!!  Click on the Find Full Text @ Morris link.

Create an I-Share Account

Create an I-Share account to order books from libraries across Illinois, and pick them up in 3-7 days at the Morris Library Circulation Desk. Follow the link below to sign up for your I-Share account:

Create an I-Share Account 

Desired Username = siu85xxxxxxx

Password Suggestion = lastname

Borrower ID (Barcode Number) = siu85xxxxxxx

I-Share Library = Southern Illinois University Carbondale


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