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With support from the CNRS and EHESS, CENA, the Center for North American Studies, has built a library specialized in North American history and culture, in order to provide researchers with essential documentary resources not readily available elsewhere in France. Today, the library holds over 2,000 volumes and continues to grow the collection through an an annual acquisition program that reflects the research team's areas of focus: economic history, history of the state, migration studies, urban studies, slavery and colonization, Atlantic history, ethnohistory, ethnicity and race studies, the cultural anthropology of music, and the history and anthropology of natural disasters. Although history is the library's main discipline, anthropology and sociology are well represented.
The collection comprises: reference works, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and archival and bibliographical guides, general works and specialized monographs, Master’s dissertations and Ph.D. theses.
The library is open to the public by appointment.
The library collection is accessible in open-access for on-site consultation.Loans are exclusively reserved for official members of CENA and other members of the Mondes Américains (UMR 8168) research organization.
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