Define race using these guiding questions.
Definitions must account for scope and content
Type keywords in the search box to find information in the Oxford African American Studies Center. This source incluldes the full text of the following reference works: Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, and other key works.
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Use these sources as background material for your definition essay about race. They can be helpful starting points for context, concepts, signal figures, origins, and academic disciplines invovled. Titles with call numbers are found in the reference stacks on the main floor, near the Learning Commons.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find these in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books.
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