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American History: Home


This guide is designed to help students find, explore, and use History-related materials for their projects, papers, and research. Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate to each section.

If you have any questions or get stuck, please contact a reference librarian at Bradner Library via phone (734-462-4440 ext. 5316) or email (

American History Book Locations

Most American History-related books can be found in the E and F areas of the library.The following table gives a short overview of the areas you might find interesting while looking for History books.


Class/Call Number

American History


Colonial history (1607-1775)

E 186-199

The Revolution, 1775-1783

E 201-298

Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

E 300-453

Civil War period, 1861-1865

E 456-655

Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900

E 660-738

Twentieth century


Later twentieth century, 1961-


Twenty-first century

E 895-904

Local History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America


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