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African American History

History Book Locations

History books are actually scattered throughout the entire library collection. If you're looking for a biography of a musician, it will be shelved with books about music. Constance Hill Marteena If you're looking for books about slavery, they may be found in the American History section, but also in Social Sciences.

Browse the Bookshelves

If you would like to browse the shelves, use the sections listed below to help you get started.  A librarian will be glad to assist you.

  • E American history
  • E 184-185.98 Afro-American history
  • E 441-453 Slavery in the United States
  • F U.S. local history
  • F 206-295 The South. 
  • H Social Sciences
  • HT 851-1445 Slavery
  • HT 1501-1595 Races

Photo of Constance Hill Marteena. (N.d.). Collection: Constance Hill Marteena. Thomas F. Holgate Digital Library, Bennett College. 21 January 2021
Constance Hill Marteena served as Secretary to President and Director of Public Information at Bennett College 1937-1939.

Library Catalog Search

Search the library catalog to find books, videos, and more at PCC Library.


Catalog Search Tips

Use the Library's online catalog to find to find books . . .People standing in front of store

About a specific person:

  1. Change "words or phrase" to "subject."
  2. Type the person's name in the search box.
  3. Click the Search button.

Search examples:

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Ella Baker
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Related to a particular subject:

  1. Leave "words or phrase" as it is.
  2. Type your search using this example: African American History
  3. Click the Search button.

Search examples:

  • Civil Rights Movement
  • African Americans AND history
  • racism AND United States

Photo: "Freetown, Sierra Leone (West Africa) in 1942" by gbaku is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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