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HIS 141: African American History I

Ancient African Kingdoms to Reconstruction

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Selected books from our print collections

Below is a sampling of print books from the Reynolds Libraries  on African American history:

Try some of these subject terms when searching for books

When using the library catalog or the library's eBook databases to find books, try some of these subject terms:

General subject headings:

abolitionists; africa history; african americans historyafrican americans social conditions; slavery united states history

By time period:

african americans history 17th century; african americans history 18th century; african americans history 19th century; african americans history 20th century; african americans history 21st century

By political/social movement or event:

african americans migrations history; atlantic slave trade; civil rights movements southern states; civil war 1861-1865; harlem renaissance; reconstruction; underground railroad

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eBook databases to try:

Browse the shelves for print books

Our library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize books by subject area. 

  • African history: DT1-DT3394
  • African-American history: E185-E185.98
  • Slavery: HT861-HT1327
  • Race relations: HT1507-HT1581
  • African American literature: PN841 


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If we don't have a book at Reynolds, you can search WorldCat to find books in area libraries: