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HIST 1302: United States History Since 1876

This guide is designed to help students begin finding resources and doing research for Honors HIST 1302.


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An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges. United States history is organized chronologically and divided up based on the presidencies. The list below is not complete; I have omitted some details from the full list of call number ranges but have tried to emphasize key items to help you isolate time periods and topics.

E660 - E738 - United States, Late 19th century, 1865-1900

E668 - Reconstruction, 1865-1877

E740 - E837.7 - United States, 20th century (especially first half)

E740.5 - General, Sources and documents

E751 - McKinley, 1901

E756 - E760 - Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909

E761 - E765 - Taft, 1909-1913

E766 - E783 - Wilson, 1913-1921 (WWI)

E784 - E805 - 1919-1933, Harding-Coolidge-Hoover era, "The Twenties"

E806 - E812 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945 (Great Depression, start of WWII)

E813 - E816 - Truman, 1945-1953 (end of WWII, start of the Cold War)

E835 - E837.7 - Eisenhower, 1953-1961

E838 - E889 - United States, Later 20th century, 1961-2000

E838.3 - General, Sources and documents

E841 - E843 - Kennedy, 1961-1963 (Civil Rights Movement)

E846 - E851 - Johnson, 1963-1969 (Vietnam, Civil Rights Movement)

E855 - E861 - Nixon, 1969-1974 (Watergate)

E865 - E868 - Ford, 1974-1977

E872 - E875 - Carter, 1977-1981

E876 - E880 - Reagan, 1981-1989

E881 - E884 - George H. W. Bush, 1989-1993 (end of the Cold War, collapse of Communism in Europe, Gulf War)

E885 - E889 - Clinton, 1993-2001

E895 - E904 - 21st century

E902 - E904 - George W. Bush, 2001-2009 (9/11, War on Terror, start of Iraq War)

E907 - E909 - Barack Obama, 2009- (2008 race to White House, Iraq War continues)


To discover more call numbers (for broader, narrower, or different subjects), consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

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