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History

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HISTORY

Multiple subjects in this and other sections may be used to describe a work fully: for example, a book about the Spanish Civil War could be assigned "HISTORY / Europe / Spain" and "HISTORY / Military / Civil Wars"; a book about U.S. diplomacy in the 19th century could be assigned "HISTORY / United States / 19th Century" and "POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy".

HIS000000

HISTORY / General

HIS001000

HISTORY / Africa / General

HIS001010

HISTORY / Africa / Central

HIS001020

HISTORY / Africa / East

 

HISTORY / Africa / Egypt see Middle East / Egypt or Ancient / Egypt

HIS001030

HISTORY / Africa / North

HIS001040

HISTORY / Africa / South / General

HIS047000

HISTORY / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa

HIS001050

HISTORY / Africa / West

HIS056000

HISTORY / African American & Black

HIS038000

HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)

HIS002000

HISTORY / Ancient / General

HIS002030

HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt

HIS002010

HISTORY / Ancient / Greece

HIS002020

HISTORY / Ancient / Rome

HIS003000

HISTORY / Asia / General

HIS050000

HISTORY / Asia / Central Asia

HIS008000

HISTORY / Asia / China

HIS021000

HISTORY / Asia / Japan

HIS023000

HISTORY / Asia / Korea

HIS017000

HISTORY / Asia / South / General

HIS062000

HISTORY / Asia / South / India

HIS048000

HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia

HIS004000

HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand

HIS059000

HISTORY / Byzantine Empire

HIS006000

HISTORY / Canada / General

HIS006010

HISTORY / Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867)

HIS006020

HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)

HIS006030

HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / General

HIS006040

HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / Atlantic Provinces (NB, NL, NS, PE)

HIS006050

HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / British Columbia (BC)

HIS006060

HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / Northern Territories (NT, NU, YT)

HIS006070

HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / Ontario (ON)

HIS006080

HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / Prairie Provinces (AB, MB, SK)

HIS006090

HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / Quebec (QC)

HIS041000

HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General

HIS041010

HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba

HIS041020

HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Dominican Republic

HIS041030

HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Haiti

HIS041040

HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Jamaica

HIS039000

HISTORY / Civilization

HIS049000

HISTORY / Essays

HIS010000

HISTORY / Europe / General

HIS037010

HISTORY / Europe / Medieval

HIS037020

HISTORY / Europe / Renaissance

HIS040000

HISTORY / Europe / Austria & Hungary

HIS005000

HISTORY / Europe / Baltic States

HIS063000

HISTORY / Europe / Benelux Countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)

HIS010010

HISTORY / Europe / Eastern

HIS013000

HISTORY / Europe / France

HIS014000

HISTORY / Europe / Germany

HIS015000

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General

HIS015010

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Middle Ages (449-1066)

HIS015020

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Norman Conquest to Late Medieval (1066-1485)

HIS015030

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Tudor & Elizabethan Era (1485-1603)

HIS015040

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714)

HIS015050

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Georgian Era (1714-1837)

HIS015060

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Victorian Era (1837-1901)

HIS015070

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century

HIS015080

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 21st Century

HIS015090

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Scotland

HIS015100

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Wales

HIS042000

HISTORY / Europe / Greece (see also Ancient / Greece)

 

HISTORY / Europe / Hungary see Europe / Austria & Hungary

HIS018000

HISTORY / Europe / Ireland

HIS020000

HISTORY / Europe / Italy

HIS044000

HISTORY / Europe / Nordic Countries

HIS060000

HISTORY / Europe / Poland

HIS064000

HISTORY / Europe / Portugal

 

HISTORY / Europe / Scandinavia see Europe / Nordic Countries

 

HISTORY / Europe / Soviet Union see Russia / Soviet Era

HIS045000

HISTORY / Europe / Spain

HIS067000

HISTORY / Europe / Ukraine *

HIS010020

HISTORY / Europe / Western

HIS051000

HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries

 

HISTORY / Far East see headings under Asia

HIS052000

HISTORY / Historical Geography

HIS016000

HISTORY / Historiography

HIS028000

HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

HIS065000

HISTORY / Islamic

HIS022000

HISTORY / Jewish

 

HISTORY / Labor see POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations

HIS024000

HISTORY / Latin America / General

HIS061000

HISTORY / Latin America / Pre-Columbian Era

HIS007000

HISTORY / Latin America / Central America

HIS025000

HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico

HIS033000

HISTORY / Latin America / South America

HIS066000

HISTORY / LGBTQ+

HIS057000

HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy

HIS026000

HISTORY / Middle East / General

HIS026010

HISTORY / Middle East / Arabian Peninsula

HIS009000

HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt (see also Ancient / Egypt)

HIS026020

HISTORY / Middle East / Iran

HIS026030

HISTORY / Middle East / Iraq

HIS019000

HISTORY / Middle East / Israel & Palestine

HIS026040

HISTORY / Middle East / Syria

HIS055000

HISTORY / Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire

HIS027000

HISTORY / Military / General

HIS027220

HISTORY / Military / Ancient

HIS027140

HISTORY / Military / Aviation & Space

HIS027010

HISTORY / Military / Biological & Chemical Warfare

HIS027160

HISTORY / Military / Canada

HIS027250

HISTORY / Military / Civil Wars (see also United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877))

HIS027260

HISTORY / Military / Early Modern Warfare (1500-1800)

HIS027270

HISTORY / Military / Fortifications

HIS027280

HISTORY / Military / Guerrilla Warfare

HIS027290

HISTORY / Military / Intelligence & Espionage

HIS027300

HISTORY / Military / Land Forces

HIS027230

HISTORY / Military / Medieval

HIS027150

HISTORY / Military / Naval

HIS027030

HISTORY / Military / Nuclear Warfare

HIS027050

HISTORY / Military / Pictorial

HIS031000

HISTORY / Military / Revolutions & Wars of Independence (see also United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800))

HIS027180

HISTORY / Military / Special Forces

HIS027060

HISTORY / Military / Strategy

HIS027310

HISTORY / Military / Uniforms

HIS027110

HISTORY / Military / United States

HIS027240

HISTORY / Military / Vehicles / General

HIS027320

HISTORY / Military / Vehicles / Air

HIS027330

HISTORY / Military / Vehicles / Land

HIS027340

HISTORY / Military / Vehicles / Sea (see also TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / Submarines)

HIS027120

HISTORY / Military / Veterans

 

HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts see headings under Wars & Conflicts

HIS027080

HISTORY / Military / Weapons

HIS037030

HISTORY / Modern / General

HIS037090

HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century

HIS037040

HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century

HIS037050

HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century

HIS037060

HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century

HIS037070

HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century / General

HIS037100

HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century / Cold War

HIS043000

HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century / Holocaust

HIS037080

HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century

 

HISTORY / Native American see Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

HIS029000

HISTORY / North America

HIS053000

HISTORY / Oceania

HIS046000

HISTORY / Polar Regions

HIS030000

HISTORY / Reference

HIS032000

HISTORY / Russia / General

HIS032010

HISTORY / Russia / Imperial *

HIS032020

HISTORY / Russia / Soviet Era *

HIS032030

HISTORY / Russia / Post-Soviet *

HIS054000

HISTORY / Social History

HIS035000

HISTORY / Study & Teaching

HIS036000

HISTORY / United States / General

HIS036020

HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)

HIS036030

HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)

HIS036040

HISTORY / United States / 19th Century

HIS036050

HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

HIS036060

HISTORY / United States / 20th Century

HIS036070

HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

HIS036010

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General

HIS036080

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

HIS036090

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

HIS036100

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

HIS036110

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)

HIS036120

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

HIS036130

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)

HIS036140

HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

HIS027130

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / General

HIS027350

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Crusades

HIS027200

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Napoleonic Wars

HIS027210

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / War of 1812

 

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Civil War (U.S.) see United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

HIS027090

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / World War I

HIS027100

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / World War II / General

HIS027360

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / World War II / Eastern Front

HIS027370

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / World War II / European Theater

HIS027380

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / World War II / Mediterranean Theater

HIS027390

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / World War II / Pacific Theater

HIS027020

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Korean War

HIS027070

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Vietnam War

HIS027040

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Persian Gulf War (1991)

HIS027190

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Afghan War (2001-2021)

HIS027170

HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Iraq War (2003-2011)

 

HISTORY / West Indies see headings under Caribbean & West Indies

HIS058000

HISTORY / Women

HIS037000

HISTORY / World

 

HISTORY / World / Ancient see headings under Ancient

 

HISTORY / World / Modern see headings under Modern

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