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Subject Index
Training School for Wives and Mothers from "The Church in the Southern Black Community" Collection  the Deliverance by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow from The "Library of Southern Literature" Collection  Fight or Buy Bonds: Third Liberty Loans by Howard Chandler Christy from the "North Carolinians and the Great War" Collection  Portrait of Frederick Douglass from the autobiography Life and Times of Frederick Douglass from "The North American Slave Narratives" Collection  Letter from the Robert March Hanes papers from the "North Carolina Experience"  Collection 
Click on the linked letters in the list below to browse by subject headings beginning with that letter:
A |  B |  C |  D |  E |  F |  G |  H |  I |  J |  K |  L |  M |  N |  O |  P |  Q |  R |  S |  T |  U |  V |  W |  X |  Y |  Z
Guide to Using the Subject Index
Each item included in Documenting the American South is cataloged and assigned Library of Congress subject headings, which categorize what a book or item is about. Browse lists of subject headings in alphabetical order by choosing a letter from the alphabet above. If you are a librarian, please see below.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
There are two main categories of subject headings used by the Library of Congress:
1) Topical headings and
2) Name headings.
Topical headings represent object or concepts in a variety of grammatical forms. For example:
Slaves (noun)
Fugitive Slaves (adjective + noun)
Slaves, Fugitive (noun, adjective)
Discrimination in Criminal Justice (phrase)
Criminal Justice, Discrimination in (inverted phrase)
Discrimination: Laws and Legislation (compound heading, more than one noun)
Name headings represent individual persons, corporate bodies, places and other proper names. For example:
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 (personal name)
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Virginia (corporate name)
Choctaw Indians (proper name for groups of people)
North Carolina (geographic name)
These main subject headings are often followed by narrower subdivisions. Topical subdivisions bring out more specific aspects of the main subject. For example:
Orange County (N.C.) -- Politics and government
In the example above, a geographic name is followed by two hyphens and then a topical subdivision that specifies what aspect of Orange County (N.C.) is discussed in the item.
We offer a complete list of the subject headings that are assigned to DocSouth materials broken into sections according to the first letter of the heading. You can browse the subject headings by clicking on one of the letters in the alphabet above. If you are looking for materials related to a specific subject, you may want to use the "find" feature in your web browser to search the list for a keyword among the subject headings.
The subject headings assigned to each item are also included in the file for each item and can be accessed using a keyword seach of the DocSouth site. If you do not find items on your topic by using the subject index, we recommend performing a keyword search using the search box located at the top of each page.
If you locate documents through the search engine that match your topic, check to see what other subject headings have been assigned to each item and click on the linked heading to see if additional materials related to that subject are available.
Information for Libraries and Librarians
We invite libraries to include bibliographic information on texts of interest in local online catalogs. Catalog records for these electronic texts are available in OCLC's Worldcat and in UNC-Chapel Hill's OPAC at http://www.lib.unc.edu/. The University Library is committed to the long-term availability of both texts and records. For further information, please feel free to contact us.