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U.S.--History before 1865 Resources: Home

This topic guide will help students locate books on U.S. History before 1865.

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U.S. History Timeline

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Library of Congress Classification

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Call Number            Time Frame


E186-199                  Colonial history (1607-1775)


E201-298                  The Revolution, 1775-1783 


E300-309                  1775-1789. The Confederation, 1783-1789


E310-337                  1789-1809. Constitutional period  


E351-E364                War of 1812


E338                         1815-1861  


E401-415.2                Mexican War, 1846-1848     


E456-655                   Civil War period, 1861-1865


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