Provides online access to thousands of brief and extended biographies of African Americans, both famous and everyday persons, from all time periods. Based on the microfiche set Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950, with additional content.
Profiles of more than 18,000 men and women from all eras and walks of American life who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. Includes thousands of illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references, and links to select web sites.
A consolidated index to more than 12 million biographical articles appearing in English-language Who's Who-type publications, major biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and indexes.
Concise articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life from the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. No living person is included: the Dictionary's articles are confined to people who died before 31 December 2000. Also includes "themes"--essays on groups, clubs, sets, and gangs in British history, linked to articles on their individual members.