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United States History: Browsing for Books

American history resources and web sites for United States History I and II

Browsing for History Books in the Library

Many people would prefer to look at the shelves to choose a book.

Here’s a guide to useful call numbers to browse. (The call number is the address for books on the shelves. It groups them by topic.) There are many individual exceptions to the following.

Note: Biographies are mixed in with the books on a topic (military figures with the books on war, business figures with the books on economics, etc.) Some instructors don't allow autobiographies, so be sure to check.

You may want to print this to have as you go through the library.

History 1301, U.S. History I, covers up to 1877. History 1302, U.S. History II, covers 1877 to the present.

General American History

American Indians

E 99

American Colonial Period

E 186 - 189

American Revolution to pre-Civil War (including slavery)

E 300 - 483

Civil War

E 456 - 655

Late 1800s

E 660 – 738

Early 1900s

E 740 - 783


E 784 -805


E 806 -812

Post World War II to present

E 813 – end of E’s

World Wars I and II                                       D 501 – 838

Vietnam War                                                  DS 557 – 558

General military history                               UB 1 - 900

Naval history                                                 V

State and local history                                 F (Texas is F 381 – 395)

U.S. social history

          Civil rights movements                          E 185.61

          American ethnic groups                        E 184 – 185

          Social movements, social problems     HN 54 - 90

          American women’s history                    HQ 1115 – 1410

           Witchcraft in U.S. history                         BF1576 - 1999

U.S. economic history                                  HN 54 - 109


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