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Delaware History: General Histories


Finding Books: Search by Subject Phrases or Keywords

These are examples of useful subject terms to use in DELCAT Discovery

Slavery -- Delaware -- History
African Americans -- Delaware -- History
Freedmen -- Delaware

delaware-politics and government
delaware-social life and customs
Discrimination in education-Law and legislation-United State-History
School integration-United States-History

[name of the city or town (state abbreviation)]-history
Newark (Del.)-history
New Castle Del-Buildings, structures, etc.
Wilmington (Del.)-Pictorial works

[name of the city or town]-history
New Sweden-History
Bohemia Manor-History
Delmarva Peninsula-History

[name of person or group]-delaware
African Americans-Delaware-History

Finding Books: Keyword Searching

14th amendment delaware

swedes and delaware
African Americans and Delmarva
smyrna delaware history

Subject keywords:

  • delaware
  • civil rights

Delaware Federal Writers' Project

General Histories and Reference Sources

Consult histories of Delaware for background history of the state and of specific localities and because many contain biographical and genealogical information.

Early Histories

Search for Digitized Books

Many older publications are available full text in repositories and collections, such as, Google Books, Internet Archives, and Hathi Trust. Search for the publication in Google Books and in Google or your favorite search engine.

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.