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History of Early America

Resources for researching early America up to 1800.

Books at JMU and Beyond

Sample Subject Headings

Type
  • Form
  • Example
Person as Subject
  • Last name, First name
  • Madison, James
Time Period
  • Place -- History -- time period, or
  • Place -- History (for broader periods)
  • United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • United States -- History -- Confederation, 1783 1789
  • Southern States -- History
Themes
  • Theme -- Place -- History, or
  • Theme -- Place
  • Sex role -- United States -- History
  • Slavery -- America -- History
  • Religion -- United States
Events
  • Event
  • Place -- History -- Event
  • Boston Massacre, 1770
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Free-Floating Subdivisions are words or phrases that may be appended to different subjects.
  • Economic conditions
  • Religious life and customs
  • Social conditions
  • Social life and customs