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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Asante, Molefi K., 1942-
Culture Summary: African Americans
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files. 2010. online
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Molefi Kete Asante
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
African Americans (NK04)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a culture summary of the African Americans.
Information is presented on major aspects of African American culture.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
This culture summary is based on the article, "African
Americans" by Molefi Kete Asante, in the Encyclopedia of World Culture, Vol. 1, North
America, 1991. Timothy O’Leary and David Levinson, eds. MacMillan Reference, USA. Teferi
Abate Adem wrote the synopsis and indexing notes in February 2009. The demography section
was updated with information from United States census 2000 in June, 2010. Professors John
L. Jackson, Jr. and Deborah A. Thomas (both at the University of Pennsylvania) provided
advice and suggestions for new sources. HRAF is very grateful to both. Includes
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2009
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
General African Americans; United
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings