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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

HIS059000   HISTORY / Byzantine Empire *

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

HIS037010   HISTORY / Europe / Medieval

HIS037020   HISTORY / Europe / Renaissance

HIS040000   HISTORY / Europe / Austria & Hungary

HIS005000   HISTORY / Europe / Baltic States

HIS010010   HISTORY / Europe / Eastern

HIS013000   HISTORY / Europe / France

HIS014000   HISTORY / Europe / Germany

HIS015000   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General

HIS015010   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Middle Ages (449-1066) *

HIS015020   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Norman Conquest to Late Medieval (1066-1485) *

HIS015030   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Tudor & Elizabethan Era (1485-1603) *

HIS015040   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714) *

HIS015050   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Georgian Era (1714-1837) *

HIS015060   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Victorian Era (1837-1901) *

HIS015070   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century *

HIS015080   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 21st Century *

HIS015090   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Scotland *

HIS015100   HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Wales *

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

                     HISTORY / Europe / Hungary see Europe / Austria & Hungary

HIS018000   HISTORY / Europe / Ireland

HIS020000   HISTORY / Europe / Italy

HIS060000   HISTORY / Europe / Poland *

                     HISTORY / Europe / Portugal see Europe / Spain & Portugal

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

HIS061000   HISTORY / Latin America / Pre-Columbian Era *

HIS007000   HISTORY / Latin America / Central America

HIS025000   HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico

HIS033000   HISTORY / Latin America / South America

HIS057000   HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy

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

HIS031000   HISTORY / Revolutionary

HIS032000   HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

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 / 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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