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HIST 335: The Age of Jackson

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Subject Headings vs Keyword Searching

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Subject Headings

Relevant subject headings for this course include: 
 
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Frontier and pioneer life
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Manifest Destiny
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Plantation life--Southern States--History
Popular culture--United States--19th century
Political culture--United States--19th century
Slave holders--Southern States--History--19th century
Slavery--UStates
United States--Territorial expansion
Women slaves--United States
 
For an overview of the historical period, try these searches:
 
Southern States--Economic conditions
Southern States--History
Southern States--Social conditions
United States--Economic conditions--To 1865
United States--History--1801-1809
United States--History--1809-1817
United States--History--1815-1861
United States--History--19th century
United States--Politics and government--1783-1865
United States--Politics and government--1789-1815
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861
United States--Social conditions--To 1865
United States--Social life and customs--1783-1865
 

Keyword Searching

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antebellum and (women or gender) and (america or "united states") 

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