The African American Experience in the U.S. (AAEUS) collection is a part of USF Libraries’ collection initiative that aims to leverage resources and expertise to promote diversity and inclusivity in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This collection acts as a survey of Scholar Commons content relating to the experience of African Americans in the United States, providing direct open access to journal articles, theses, and dissertations on this subject. The AAEUS collection is not discipline specific, as its items cover a broad range of academic subjects and research interests. New items that fit the parameters of the collection will be added each year.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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"You Understand Me Now": Sampling Nina Simone in Hip Hop, Amanda Renae Modell

Submissions from 2010

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The Odyssey of an African Slave by Sitiki edited by Patricia C. Griffin, John J. J. Bertalan

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A Case Study of School-Based Leaders’ Perspectives of High School Dropouts, John J. Brown Jr.

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Contemporary Afro-Cuban Voices in Tampa: Reclaiming Heritage in “America’s Next Greatest City”, Linda M. Callejas

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White Caps and Nightmares: Prelude to Violence against Blacks in Florida during the Spanish-American War, Pamela N. Gibson and Joe Knetsch

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Struggle In The Sunshine City: The Movement For Racial Equality In St. Petersburg Florida 1955-1968, Peyton L. Jones

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Autonomic Reactivity and Recovery in Healthy Black, White, and Hispanic Women With and Without a Family History of Cardiovascular Disease, Mardís Sara Karlsdóttir

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African American Athletes and the Negotiation of Public Spaces: An Examination of Athletic Capital and African American Perceptions of Success, Keona Lewis

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Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities in Black Older Adults with Osteoarthritis, Chivon A. Mingo

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An Exploratory Study of the Intrapersonal, Socio-cultural, and Behavioral Factors that Influence HIV Risk Behaviors Among Ethnic Subgroups of Black Heterosexual Men: The Intersection of the Beliefs and Perceptions of Black Women, Shalewa Noel-Thomas

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"Speaking" Subalterns: A Comparative Study of African American and Dalit/Indian Literatures, Mantra Roy

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Adolf Hitler – America’s First Black President and Other Oval Office Demons: The Right-Wing Rhetorical Assault On Barack Obama’s Health Care Plan, Daniel Ruth

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Predictors of Academic Achievement among Students at Hillsborough Community College: Can School Engagement Close the Racial Gap of Achievement?, Warren T. Smith

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Exploring Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Disclosure to First-Degree Relatives: An African American Family Case Series, Kamilah B. Thomas

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Beyond the Business: Social and Cultural Aspects of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Alisha R. Winn

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Southern Black Women: Their Lived Realities, Robin M. Boylorn

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Dialectal and Developmental Influences on Real Word and Non-Word Spelling Tasks, Stephanie Joy Dickerson

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African American Perceptions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and High School Graduation, Maressa L. Dixon

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If It Takes All Summer: Martin Luther King, the KKK, and States’ Rights in St. Augustine, 1964 by Dan R. Warren, Barclay Key

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Mathematics Education: The Voice of African American and White Adolescents, Sharondrea R. King

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"You're going to Hollywood"!: Gender and race surveillance and accountability in American Idol contestant's performances, Amanda LeBlanc

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Program satisfaction, school climate perceptions, and psychoeducational experiences in college preparatory programs: A comparison of Caucasian and ethnic minority students, Yanique T. Matthews

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Effects of dialect use on the fast mapping skills of African American school-age children, Jessica Pierre

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Mentorship racial composition and the judgments made by individuals external to the relationship, Laura F. Poteat

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From the academy to the streets: Documenting the healing power of black feminist creative expression, Tunisia L. Riley

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St. Petersburg’s Historic African American Neighborhoods by Rosalie Peck and Jon Wilson, James A. Schnur

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Florida’s Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration edited by Robert Cassanello and Melanie Shell-Weiss, David Tegeder

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Born and Bred: The Making of a 21st Century College-Bred African American: A Re-examination of Atlanta University’s 1910 Study “The College-Bred Negro American” Edited by W.E.B. Du Bois, Ph.D and Augustus Granville Dill, A.M., Michael E. Carter

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Explaining Drinking Patterns and Heavy Drinking Among Racial and Ethnic Subgroups in the United States, Michael S. Caudy

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Impact of Area Social Predictors of Health on Black-White Disparities in Stroke Mortality, Tyra Dark

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A surviving legacy: Nonviolent resistance in the Congressional Black Caucus, 2001-2007, Rhone Sebastian Fraser

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Internalized Racism as a Moderator for Stereotype Threat: Effects on Self-Handicapping, Performance, and Cardiovascular Responses in Black Individuals, Nicole Ellis Jagusztyn

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The Influence Of Dialect On The Perception Of Final Consonant Voicing, Stacy Nicole Kile

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The Silencing of Ruby McCollum: Race, Class, and Gender in the South by Tammy Evans, Vivien Miller

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Between knowledge & practice: Factors that influence the operationalization of sexual health knowledge in African American female college students, Jamae F. Morris

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Modifiable factors for disability: Is there potential for reducing racial disparities in disability in older age?, Mihaela A. Popa

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Perception of educational experiences by at-risk African-American students in an undergraduate teacher education program, Sharman Pride-McRae

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Parenting Style, Home-Based Involvement, and Educational Expectations of Black Parents: Their Roles in the Development of Pre-literacy Readiness of Black Children, Iravonia Rawls

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Honor - a double-edged sword: An examination of the South's "culture of honor" wounding of two races, Vernetta K. Williams

Submissions from 1989

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A Hillsborough County Tragedy: The 1930 Lynching of John Hodaz, Walter T. Howard

Submissions from 1987

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Afro-Cubans in Ybor City: A Centennial History by Susan D. Greenbaum, L. Glenn Westfall

Submissions from 1985

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Afro-Cubans in Exile: Tampa, Florida, 1886-1984, Susan D. Greenbaum

Submissions from 1984

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A Blot on Tampa's History: The 1934 Lynching of Robert Johnson, Walter Howard

Submissions from 1983

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Days of Fear: A Lynching in St. Petersburg, Jon L. Wilson