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History: United States

Books on U.S. History

Browsing American History

Browsing the print collections is an excellent way to find books. The WSU Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. Use the classification guide below or locate a book on your topic by using the Search It catalog. Use the Holland & Terrell stack chart lo locate that book and then browse to find other items on the topic. Be aware that books may be classed in multiple disciplines, for example labor history may be in HD Industrial Labor as well as in United States History.

E11-E143 America
E75-E99 Native Americans
E101-E135 Discovery of America
E151-E889 United States
E186-E199 Colonial History
E201-E298 Revolution
E456-E665 Civil War
E740-E837 20th Century
E838-E889 Late 20th Century
E895-E904 21st Century
F1-F975 State & Local history
F886-F900 Washington State

For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online.

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