If the book you need is not owned by the Library, we can request it for you from another library. Go to the Interlibrary Loan page for information on registering for an ILL account, requesting materials, and fees.
To find books and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog.
Below are some suggested search terms to use when searching the SOUTHcat catalog or library databases. Search techniques may vary with each databases, so look at help screens or ask a librarian for suggestions about using quotation marks and truncation symbols.
Leave out the word "and" when doing a keyword search on SOUTHcat, since this is automatically added if the phrase is not in quotes. Put phrases in quotation marks to search as a phrase. Use ? as a truncation or wildcard symbol in the catalog.
Keyword (AND with relevance)
"african american?" "politics and government " "19th century"
"african american?" education "19th century"
"african american?" "social conditions" history
freedmen "personal narratives"
south? history "19th century"
south? "social conditions" history
south? "social conditions" "19th century"
"southern states" "politics and government"
"southern states" "race relations"
"southern states" autobiography
"united states" history "19th century"
women "southern states" history
Advanced Boolean Search
(slaves or freedmen) and social and (life? or condition?)
women and "southern states" and (diar? or correspondence or narrative?)
LC Subject Headings
Feminism--United States--History--19th century
slaves' writings, American
Racism --United States --History --Sources
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