Skip to main content

American History (1867-present)

This guide is a supplement to HIST 1302

Review Search Terms and Subject Headings

Take some time to formulate your search terms.  Are you looking for an event, legal case, political organization [Tet Offensive, Detroit Riots, Plessy v. Ferguson, Black Panther Party] or legislation [Wiretapping Act of 1968, which is officially know as the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968] or a specific era [Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance, “Jim Crow”].  Keywords will lead you to more topics to help you narrow your search:

United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918; Southern States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1945; United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century; Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Social aspects; Reconciliation -- Social aspects -- United States -- History; African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century; Women --

Keyword Searching

For PRIMARY SOURCES, try your subject terms PLUS a combination of these terms:

primary sources, digital library, oral history, repository, photographs, digital humanities, visualization, archive, FINDING AID, images, film, ephemera, broadside

Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 761-9000