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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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