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CLAW: Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World: Find Slavery Books

This guide will direct researchers to resources on the topic of the Carolina Lowcountry region and its historical connection to the Atlantic World.


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Library of Congress Classification

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Browse the Library of Congress Classification Outline to search for ranges of books by subject classification. It provides a guide to the books that are actually in the library's collections. You can search Addlestone's 2nd floor Book Stacks for the topics that interest you! The ranges listed here are the beginnings of books' call numbers. Below you will find subclass ranges for subjects relevant to this topic.

Class E-F - History of the Americas

Subclass E151-909 -United States

  • E184.5-185.98 Afro-Americans 
    • E185.2-185.89 Status and development since emancipation
    • E185.96-185.98 Biography. Genealogy 
  • E438 Slavery question, 1857-1861 
  • E441-453 Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements
  • E456-655 Civil War period, 1861-1865 

Subclass F1-975 - United States local history

  • F206-220 The South. South Atlantic States 
    • F266-280 South Carolina   

Subclass F1201-3799 - Latin America. Spanish America

  • F1601-1629 West Indies 
    • F1630-1640 Bermudas 
    • F1650-1660 Bahamas
    • F1741-1991 Greater Antilles 
    • F2001-2151 Lesser Antilles 
  • F2155-2191 Caribbean area. Caribbean Sea 
  • F2201-3799 South America

Subclass HT - Communities. Classes. Races

  • HT601-1445 Classes
    • HT731 Freedmen
    • HT851-1445 Slavery

Class K - Law

Subclass K - Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence

  • K970 Compensation to victims of crime. Reparation 
  • K3154-3370 Constitutional law 
    • K3161 Constitutional history 
    • K3169 The state 
    • K3224-3278 Individual and state 

Subclass KF - Law of the United States

  • KF1-9827 Federal law. Common and collective state law 
    • KFF1-599 Florida 
    • KFG1-599 Georgia 
    • KFN7401-7999 North Carolina
    • KFS1801-2399 South Carolina

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