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Call Numbers

Use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to browse for serendipitous discovery of books in your subject area. Here are the call number ranges for items related to early American literature and culture:

E11-143 America

E31-49.2 North America

E51-73 Pre-Columbian America.The Indians

E75-99 Indians of North America

E101-135 Discovery of America and early explorations

E151-889 United States

-E151-169.12 General

-E171-183.9 History

E186-199 Colonial history (1607-1775)

E201-298 The Revolution, 1775-1783 E300-453

Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861 E300-302.6

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