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African American Studies

This guide features resources relevant to research in African American history and culture, race and identity, and the African diaspora.

Searching the Catalog by Subject

Items in the WRLC catalog are organized by Library of Congress Subject Heading in addition to author, title, and call number. Subjects are broken down in hierarchies, from broad to specific. Some items are cataloged under more than one subject heading. Below are some general subject terms related to reconstrucion in the American South, following the Civil War:

  • African Americans--Land tenure--Southern States--History
  • Freedmen--Southern States--Economic conditions
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Southern States--History--1865-1877
  • Southern States--Race relations--History
  • Southern States--Race relations--History--19th century
  • Southern States--Race relations--Political aspects
  • United States --Politics and government --1865-1877
  • United States--Race relations--History--19th century

From the catalog home page, select  "Subject Heading" from the drop down menu. You may enter the search terms as they appear above or insert your own. Happy searching!

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