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Resource Guide:
American Government and Politics Since 1945

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
United StatesE 151-889
United States History (General)E 171-183.9
Twentieth CenturyE 740-837.7
Later Twentieth Century, 1961-2000E 838-889
United States Local History (by region and state)F 1-975
Political institutions and public administration (United States)JK

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • United States – History
  • United States – History –Archival Resources
  • United States History 1945 –Addresses, Essays and Lectures
  • United States – History, Local
  • United States – History –Chronology
  • United States – History – Religious Aspects
  • United States – History –Biography
  • United States – History –Congresses
  • United States – History, Military

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Rabble rousers : the American far right in the civil rights eraE 185.61 .W343 2010
Examining Tuskegee : the infamous syphilis study and its legacyR 853 .H8 R48 2009
Inventing the “American way”: the politics of consensus from the New Deal to…E 743 .W355 2008
The rise of Conservatism in America, 1945-2000 : a brief history with documentsJC 573.2 .U6 S83 2008
The age of Reagan : a history, 1974-2008E 839.5 .W535 2008
The advancement of liberty how American democratic principles transformed…E 744 .P745 2008
King : pilgrimage to the mountaintopK5 S535 2008
American presidency : origins and development, 1776-2007JK 11 .M56 2007
The movements of the New Left, 1950-1975 : a brief history with documentsJF 90 .R3 G65 2005
The CIA & Congress : the untold story from Truman to KennedyJK 468 .B38 2005
Modern American women : a documentary historyHQ 1410 .M63 2002
Presidential speechwriting from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution…e-Book
Window on freedom race, civil rights, and foreign affairs, 1945-1988e-Book
The Dixiecrat revolt and the end of the solid South, 1932-1968e-Book
Working in America: an eyewitness historyREF HD 8066 .R44 2000
Shadow : five presidents and the legacy of WatergateE 839.5 .W66 1999
The American promise: voices of a changing nation, 1945-presentE 743 .A568
Encyclopedia of the Cold WarD 843 .A668

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • American Historical Review
  • Appalachian Journal: a regional studies review
  • The Historian: a journal of history
  • Journal of African American History
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Studies
  • American Quarterly
  • Labor: … Working-Class History of the Americas
  • New England Journal of History
  • Journal of Southern History
  • History
  • History Notes (with periodicals)
  • History Today

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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