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HIS 251: Africa since 1945: Books

Browsing for Books

Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog book search with browsing shelf areas for your topic.

Books on African history are shelved on the library's upper level from DT 1 through DT 3415.

For Specific Areas:

Uganda - DT 433.2 - DT 433.29

Rwanda - DT 450 - DT 450.49

Nigeria - DT 515 - DT 515.9

Zaire - DT 641 - DT 665 

Map of Africa. / Mitchell, Samuel Augustus / 1839

Image from: David Rumsey Map Collection

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If you're looking to get started finding resources pertaining to Africa, you should start by searching the library's catalog.  Some keywords you might consider using when searching for primary sources printed in published books include words such as Sources, Autobiography, Memoirs, and Speeches.

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