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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 slavery and the domestic slave trade industry:

  • Antislavery movements --United States --History
  • Fugitive slaves --United States --History
  • Slave trade--United States
  • Slavery--United States
  • Slavery --United States --Condition of slaves
  • Slavery--United States--Historiography
  • Slavery--United States--History
  • Slavery--United States--History--17th century
  • Slavery--United States--History--18th century
  • Slavery--United States--History--19th century
  • Slavery--United States--Law and legislation
  • Slavery--United States--Legal status of slaves in free states

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!

NOTE: To search for issues related to slavery in a particular state, use "Slavery--[state name]"

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