If you are searching for books on slavery or the Atlantic slave trade in relation to a specific region of the world or country, it may be helpful to add some geographic terms. For example:
Similarly, if the focus of your research is the institution of slavery and/or the slave trade within Africa itself, it would be wise to use the relevant geographic terms, such as:
Finally, you may wish to explore the history of slavery within the context of a specific industry or the production of a particular commodity. For example:
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are a controlled vocabulary used to identify the topics/subjects addressed in books and other materials.
The selected LCSH below can help identify materials about slavery and abolition in InfoHawk+ as well as many other library catalogs and databases.
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 and their components. Subject headings/terms can represent general concepts, like African diaspora, but also…
Individuals: Thomas Jefferson, Harriet Tubman, William Wilberforce
Geographic Areas: Africa, Ghana; Great Britain, Indian Ocean, Southern States, South Carolina, West Indies
Organizations: East India Trading Company; Parliament, Anti-Slavery Society
Populations: Women, Family, Children
Time Periods: Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775,18th Century, 19th Century