African American History: Find Books

This guide contains information about the best library and online resources for students taking HIST 2223 (African American History I Before 1877), and HIST 2224 (African American History II Since 1877).

Where Can I Find African American History Books in the Library?

Books in the library are shelved by the Dewey Decimal system. Below are some call numbers useful in researching African American History and Culture:

305.8   Racial, Ethnic and National Groups

306     Culture and Institutions

323     Civil and Political Rights

326     Slavery and Emancipation

973     General History, North America, United States


African American Reference Books

What Subject Headings Can I Use for African American History?

Using keywords is a good way to begin your research, but for more in depth research subject headings get you more precise information. Below are some African American history subject headings to explore:

African Americans

African Americans--Civil Rights

African Americans--Biography

African Americans--Economic Conditions

African Americans in Literature


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