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American History

Featured Books

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States book cover
Book title: Dreams of el Dorado

Book Collections

Print books are shelved upstairs in the Library by subject area. Each book has a label attached to the spine with an alphanumeric code, known as the call number. The following suggests the call number ranges for this subject area:

E: History of the Americas

E 11 - 143: America
E 51 -73: Pre-Columbian America. The Indians
E 75 - 99: Indians of North America
E 101 - 135: Discovery of America and early explorations
E 151 - 889: United States
E 186 - 199: Colonial history (1607-1775)
E 201 - 298: The Revolution, 1775-1783
E 300 - 453: Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861
E 456 - 655: Civil War period, 1861-1865
E 660-738: Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
E: 740 - 837.7: Twentieth century
E: 838 - 889: Later twentieth century, 1961-2000
E: 895 - 904: Twenty-first century

F: History of the the Americas

F 251 - 265: North Carolina 

The Library owns several eBook collections. Use your email username and password to access them off-campus. The collections most relevant for you are:

Book Services

You have several options if we do not own a book you need.

Not sure which option you should choose? Call us at (910) 410-1749 and ask for a librarian. Email us anytime at