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HISTORY

Multiple subjects in this and other sections may be used to describe a work fully: for example, a book about the Spanish Civil War could be assigned "HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal" and "HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)"; a book about U.S. diplomacy in the 19th century could be assigned "HISTORY / United States / 19th Century" and "POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy

HIS000000 HISTORY / General

HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa / General

HIS001010 HISTORY / Africa / Central

HIS001020 HISTORY / Africa / East

HISTORY / Africa / Egypt see Middle East / Egypt or Ancient / Egypt

HIS001030 HISTORY / Africa / North

HIS001040 HISTORY / Africa / South / General

HIS047000 HISTORY / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa

HIS001050 HISTORY / Africa / West

HIS056000 HISTORY / African American

HIS038000 HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)

HIS002000 HISTORY / Ancient / General

HIS002030 HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt

HIS002010 HISTORY / Ancient / Greece

HIS002020 HISTORY / Ancient / Rome

HIS003000 HISTORY / Asia / General

HIS050000 HISTORY / Asia / Central Asia

HIS008000 HISTORY / Asia / China

HIS017000 HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia

HIS021000 HISTORY / Asia / Japan

HIS023000 HISTORY / Asia / Korea

HIS048000 HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia

HIS004000 HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand

HIS006000 HISTORY / Canada / General

HIS006010 HISTORY / Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867)

HIS006020 HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)

HIS041000 HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General

HIS041010 HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba

HIS039000 HISTORY / Civilization

HIS049000 HISTORY / Essays

HIS010000 HISTORY / Europe / General

HIS040000 HISTORY / Europe / Austria & Hungary

HIS005000 HISTORY / Europe / Baltic States

HIS010010 HISTORY / Europe / Eastern

HIS012000 HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics

HIS013000 HISTORY / Europe / France

HIS014000 HISTORY / Europe / Germany

HIS015000 HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain

HIS042000 HISTORY / Europe / Greece (see also Ancient / Greece)

HISTORY / Europe / HungaryseeEurope / Austria & Hungary

HIS018000 HISTORY / Europe / Ireland

HIS020000 HISTORY / Europe / Italy

HISTORY / Europe / Portugal see Europe / Spain & Portugal

HIS032000 HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

HIS044000 HISTORY / Europe / Scandinavia

HISTORY / Europe / Soviet Union see Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

HIS045000 HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal

HIS010020 HISTORY / Europe / Western

HIS051000 HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries

HISTORY / Far East see headings under Asia

HIS052000 HISTORY / Historical Geography

HIS016000 HISTORY / Historiography

HIS043000 HISTORY / Holocaust

HIS022000 HISTORY / Jewish

HISTORY / Labor see POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations

HIS024000 HISTORY / Latin America / General

HIS007000 HISTORY / Latin America / Central America

HIS025000 HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico

HIS033000 HISTORY / Latin America / South America

HIS057000 HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy

HIS037010 HISTORY / Medieval

HIS026000 HISTORY / Middle East / General

HIS026010 HISTORY / Middle East / Arabian Peninsula

HIS009000 HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt (see also Ancient / Egypt)

HIS026020 HISTORY / Middle East / Iran

HIS026030 HISTORY / Middle East / Iraq

HIS019000 HISTORY / Middle East / Israel & Palestine

HIS055000 HISTORY / Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire

HIS027000 HISTORY / Military / General

HIS027190 HISTORY / Military / Afghan War (2001-)

HIS027220 HISTORY / Military / Ancient *

HIS027140 HISTORY / Military / Aviation

HIS027010 HISTORY / Military / Biological & Chemical Warfare

HIS027160 HISTORY / Military / Canada

HIS027170 HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011)

HIS027020 HISTORY / Military / Korean War

HIS027230 HISTORY / Military / Medieval *

HIS027200 HISTORY / Military / Napoleonic Wars

HIS027150 HISTORY / Military / Naval

HIS027030 HISTORY / Military / Nuclear Warfare

HIS027040 HISTORY / Military / Persian Gulf War (1991)

HIS027050 HISTORY / Military / Pictorial

HIS027180 HISTORY / Military / Special Forces

HIS027060 HISTORY / Military / Strategy

HIS027110 HISTORY / Military / United States

HISTORY / Military / United States / Civil War see United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

HIS027240 HISTORY / Military / Vehicles *

HIS027120 HISTORY / Military / Veterans

HIS027070 HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War

HIS027210 HISTORY / Military / War of 1812

HIS027130 HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)

HIS027080 HISTORY / Military / Weapons

HIS027090 HISTORY / Military / World War I

HIS027100 HISTORY / Military / World War II

HIS037030 HISTORY / Modern / General

HIS037090 HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century

HIS037040 HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century

HIS037050 HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century

HIS037060 HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century

HIS037070 HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century

HIS037080 HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century

HIS028000 HISTORY / Native American

HIS029000 HISTORY / North America

HIS053000 HISTORY / Oceania

HIS046000 HISTORY / Polar Regions

HIS030000 HISTORY / Reference

HIS037020 HISTORY / Renaissance

HIS031000 HISTORY / Revolutionary

HIS054000 HISTORY / Social History

HIS035000 HISTORY / Study & Teaching

HIS036000 HISTORY / United States / General

HIS036020 HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)

HIS036030 HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)

HIS036040 HISTORY / United States / 19th Century

HIS036050 HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

HIS036060 HISTORY / United States / 20th Century

HIS036070 HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

HIS036010 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General

HIS036080 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

HIS036090 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

HIS036100 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

HIS036110 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)

HIS036120 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

HIS036130 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)

HIS036140 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

HISTORY / West Indies see headings under Caribbean & West Indies

HIS058000 HISTORY / Women

HIS037000 HISTORY / World

HISTORY / World / Ancient see headings under Ancient

HISTORY / World / Medieval see Medieval

HISTORY / World / Renaissance see Renaissance

HISTORY / World / Modern see headings under Modern

 

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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