The following Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) can help identify materials about slavery and abolition in InfoHawk as well as many other library catalogs and databases.
Antislavery movements -- United States
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- History
Slavery -- Justification
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- United States -- Anti-slavery movements
Slavery -- United States -- Condition of slaves
Slavery -- United States -- Controversial literature
Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories
Slavery -- United States -- History
Slavery -- United States -- Insurrections, etc.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions
Slave-trade -- United States
This list is by no means comprehensive. These are simply some of the more general subject headings. You may want to explore more specific subject headings to identify material relevant to your topic.
These subject headings will also give you an idea of how LCHS are structured. Subject headings/terms can also identify…
Examples of common subject terms you can use in combination with other search terms to locate sources in the InfoHawk catalog:
Individuals: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Robert Carter
Geographic Areas: Southern States, South Carolina, Spartanburg County, Charleston
Populations: Women, Family, Children
Time Periods: Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775,18th Century, 19th Century