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History - Researching Slavery

A special topic guide for researching slavery in U.S. history.

Serendipity through browsing the stacks

Often times you'll find relevant books on your topic just by simply browsing the stacks in the library.  

Try browsing the following call number ranges and look for them in the library:

  • E421-423     Taylor's administiration, 1849-July 9, 1850
    • E423      Slavery question, 1849-1853
  • E431-435      Pierce's administration, 1853-1857
    • E433      Slavery question, 1853-1857
  • E436-440.5      Buchanan's administration, 1857-1861
    • E438      Slavery question, 1857-1861 
  • E441-453      Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements 
  • HT851-1445      Slavery

For more detailed call number information see:

William T. Young Library - full floor map