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HIS 141: African American History I

Ancient African Kingdoms to Reconstruction

Sampling of recently published books in Reynolds Libraries

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: