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HIST 258 : History of Slavery in North America

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A.  Search by Subject or Keyword

You can locate items in the library by searching Omni by doing a keyword Boolean search and then adding one of the special subject terms to your search: correspondence, diaries, interviews, pamphlets, personal narratives, sources, speeches

        "united states" and slavery and sources   

Also browse subject headings and look for these special subject terms:

         United States--History--Civil war, 1861-1865--Sources
Antislavery movements --United States--Sources
         Slavery--United States--Personal narratives
         Slaveholders--Southern States--Diaries  
         Women--Confederate States of America--Diaries

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If you know of a person involved in the event or from the time period, look under that person's name as an author (or subject) for memoirs, diaries, and correspondence. For example:

lincoln abraham
davis jefferson