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History Department

The ACC History Department offers Links to History Sites on the Internet.  Among these are links to resources related to ethnic history.

Ethnic History / Studies at Austin Community College

HIST 2381 - African American History I (3-3-0)
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of people of African descent in the formation and development of the United States to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. African American History I includes the study of African origins and legacy, trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the experiences of African Americans during Colonial, Revolutionary, Early National, Antebellum, and the Civil War/Reconstruction Eras. This course will enable students to understand African American history as an integral part of U.S. history. Counts toward U.S. History requirement or as an elective.

HIST 2382 - African American History II (3-3-0)
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of people of African descent in the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction period to the present. African American History II examines segregation, disenfranchisement, civil rights, migrations, industrialization, world wars, the Harlem Renaissance and the conditions of African Americans in the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. This course will enable students to understand African American history as an integral part of U.S. history. May be applied to the U.S. History requirement.

HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I (3-3-0).
A study of the economic, social, cultural, and political development of Mexican-American people with particular emphasis upon their contribution to American society. Counts toward U.S. History requirement or as an elective.

HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II (3-3-0).
A continuation of HIST 2327, emphasizing the modern contributions and leaders of the Mexican-American culture in America. Counts toward U.S. History requirement or as an elective.

 

Ethnic History Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Ancestry App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Ancestry-Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and more. (iOS)

More Than a Mapp App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
More Than a Mapp-Allows users to locate, experience, and contribute to African American History through an interactive map. (Android)

Native American Lite App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Native Americans Lite-Native Americans“ is a wallpaper to honor the native American and the beautiful landscape of the original America. You can also combine the American map with the rainbow bridge in the background and the dream catcher in the front. Create your own unique live wallpaper with the various levels in your favorite color. (Android)

Then and Now: Black History App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Then and Now: Black History-Offers an informative look into the lives of 100 people in black history. (iOS)

Native American Indian Pictures and History App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Native American Indian Pictures and History-Amazing REAL photos of Native Americans from Apache, Cherokee and Pima Tribes plus many others. Pictures of Geronimo, Amos Two Bulls, Iron White Horse and many, many more! (iOS)

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Faculty Librarian | Assistant Professor
Riverside Campus Library
Austin Community College
1020 Grove Blvd
1st Floor, Room 1108
Austin, TX 78741
jorge.lopez-mcknight@austincc.edu
512-223-6004

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