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American History & Political Science: Books

Reference Sources

Here are a few suggested books for you.  You'll find many more in the Library Catalog.

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Subject Headings: To narrow your search, add one of these:
History of North America -- Social history
United States -- Political history
  -- Economic history
  -- Diplomatic history
  -- Military history
  -- Naval history
  -- North American native peoples
  For primary sources, add one of these:
  -- Sources
  -- Documents
  -- Speeches
  -- Correspondence
  -- Manuscripts

Where to Browse the Stacks

Call Numbers:

  • 970 - History of North America
  • 973 - History of the United States
  • 973.1 - Early history to 1607
  • 973.2 - Colonial period, 1607-1775
  • 973.3 - Periods of Revolution and Confederation, 1775-1789
  • 973.4 - Constitutional period, 1789-1809
  • 973.5 - 1809-1845
  • 973.6 - 1845-1861
  • 973.7 - Administration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865  Civil War
  • 973.8 - Reconstruction period, 1865-1901
  • 973.9 - 1901-