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Montgomery Library's Guide to Resources for History


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New to the Shelf!

This is a sampling of the some of the newer volumes found on the shelves in the Circulating collections on Montgomery Library's first floor.

BR 165 .S235 2024   The First Christian Communities, 32--380 CE: Quiet Christians, Visible Martyrs, and Compelling Texts
BV 4235 .T65 M38 2021     When Sorrow Comes: The Power of Sermons from Pearl Harbor to Black Lives Matter
D 13 .B26 2021   The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History
D 25 .M285 2020   War: How Conflict Shaped Us
D 756.5 .N6 R93 2019   Cornelius Ryan: The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far
D 767.99 .I9 R544 2020   Flamethrower: Iwo Jima Medal of Honor Recipient and U.S. Marine Woody Williams and His Controversial Award, Japan's Holocaust and the Pacific War
D 804.348 .83 2019   Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance After Communism
D 810 .C4 A44313 2019   Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II 
D 810 .H4 R63 2021   Sheer Misery: Soldiers in Battle in WWII
D 810 .S8 M337 2019   Return to the Reich
D 383 .S58 2021   The Invention of International Order: Remaking of Europe after Napoleon
DA 30 .S77 2019   The Story of Britain: A History of the Great Ages
DD 180.5 .P37 2020   Emperor: A New Life of Charles V
DF 211 .E77 2022   The Essential Greek Historians
DF 531 .B48 2020   Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Middle Ages
DG 82 .K66 2020   Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine
DG 445 .C378 2021   The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities: An Intellectual History, 1400-1800
DG 806.2 .M345 2020   The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps
DK 293 .A44 2020   Alternative Globalizations: Eastern Europe and the Postcolonial World
DK 508.8 .B835 2020   The Burden of the Past: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine
DK 651 .K2 R67 2020   Tatar Empire: Kazan's Muslims and the Making of Imperial Russia
DS 38.4 .S2 P45 2019   The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
DS 62.2 .U G594 2020   Losing the Long Game: The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East
DS 119.76 .T488 2023   A Day in the Life of Abed Salama (Pulitzer Prize Winner - General Nonfiction)
DS 126.6 .A97 H44 2020   The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad
DS 128.2 .O547 2019   Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians
DS 218 .M28 2019     Arabs
DS 341 .M43 2020   Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World's Pivotal Region
DS 556.54 .G67 2022   The Road to Dien Bien Phu: A History of the First War for Vietnam
DS 778.7 .W325 2019   Agents of Disorder: Inside China's Cultural Revolution
DS 919 .C55 2021     Twice Forgotten: African Americans and the Korean War, an Oral History
DT 352.65 .T56 2020   A History of West Central Africa to 1850
DT 352.7 .H373 2019   Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa
DT 476 .G74 2019   A Fistful of Shells
PR 447 .F39 2021   Romantic Egypt: Abyssal Ground of British Romanticism
E 40 .G53 2019   El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
E 77 .T797 2019   The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
E 87 .B66 P43 2021   The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap that Shaped America
E 93 .O78 2019   Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas
E 98 .S67 M55 2019   Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century
E 99 .S54 H28 2020   Beneath the Backbone of the World: Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720-1877
E 99 .T34 H35 2019   Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power
E 99 .W2 S545 2019   This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving
E 184 .A1 C675 2022   Freedom's Dominion
E 184 .M5 Z36 2022   Racial Baggage: Mexican Immigrants and Race Across the Border
E 185 .F625 2021   Four hundred souls : a community history of African America
E 185 .H565 2021     The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans
E 185.18 .C64 2021   The Colored Conventions Movement : Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century
E 185.18 .M337 2021   Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction
E 185.61 .D646 2021   Documents of the Harlem Renaissance
E 185.615 .M238 2021   Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People
E 185.86 .K46 2021   Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that Movement Forgot
E 185.93 .K3 L46 2019   Slaves, Slaveholders and a Kentucky Community's Struggle Toward Freedom
E 185.93 .M6 T45 2019   Remembering Emmett Till
E 185.97 .K5 E44 2023   King: A Life (2024 Pulitzer Prize for Biography)
E 185.97 .R39 V37 2020   The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick's Crusade for Black History and Black Power
E 276 .W66 2019   Women in the American Revolution
E 312.19 .W35 S38 2019   The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington
E 441 .A15 2021   The 1619 Project
E 443 .B245 2021   The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America
E 443 .D97 2021   Mastering Emotions: Feelings, Power, and Slavery in the United States
E 443 .J775 2019   They Were Her Property
E 445 .N5 H37 2019   Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England
E 445 .S7 M55 2021   All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction
E 449 .D75 R66 2020   A Glorious Liberty
E 450 .C8 W66 2023   Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom (Pulitzer Prize Winner - Biography)
E 467.1 .C47 W55 2023   On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
E 468.9 .B883 2020   An Environmental History of the Civil War
E 628 .M35 2019   Women's War
E 635 . B98 2021   A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War
E 687.9 .J37 2021   Ambushed! The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield
E 744.5 .G55 2022   Global Perceptions of the United States: The Trump Effect
E 745 .T317 T73 2019   Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam
E 748 .G296 C63 2019   A Giant from Georgia: The Life of U.S. Senator Walter F. George, 1878-1957
E 807 .W695 2019   A Christian and a Democrat: A Religious Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt
E 813 .B86 2023   In the Shadow of Fear: America and the World in 1950
JK 1924 .J66 2020   Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
F 73.44 .J66 2023   No Right to an Honest Living: The Struggles of Boston's Black Workers in the Civil War Era (Pulitzer Prize Winner - History)
F 216.2 .P47 2022   South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation (2022 National Book Award)
F 220 .A1 A4 2020   Southern Journey: The Migrations of the American South 1790-2020
F 229 .K88 2019   Pocahontas and the English Boys
F 232.S7 H65 2021   Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner's Community
F 249 .H95 F35 2019   Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story
F 264 .W7 Z83 2021   Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy
F 349 .H36 S78 2019   Hattiesburg
F 451 .B75 2019   A Brief History of Northern Kentucky
F 454 .B66 D78 2022   Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Founder
F 460 .A24 M87 2019   Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky: Migration, Identity, and Transnationality
F 548.9 .N4 R66 2020   Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals 1893-1930
F 869 .S39 J3586 2019   The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco
F 1219.76 .S64 B47 2021   Everyday Life in the Aztec World
F 1226 .H36 2019   A Concise History of Mexico
F 1465.3 .R4 R45 2021   Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala: Cultural Collapse and Christian Pentecostal Revitalization
F 1621 .D83 2019   Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean
F 1776 .F397 2020   Cuba : An American History
F 2169 .C3677 2021   Caribbean Migrations: The Legacies of Colonialism
F 2521 .B768 2019   The Brazil Reader
G 246 .C7 N53 2020   Captain Cook Rediscovered: Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes
G 535 .L45 2019   Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders
GV 836.4 .C37 2022    Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming
HC 103 .B546 2022    A Monetary and Fiscal History of the United States, 1961-2021
HE 8700.76 .U6 A647     American Television During a Television Presidency
HM 671 .K33 2021   We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice
HM 756 .F85 2022   Community in Urban–Rural Systems
HM 821 .P547 2022   A Brief History of Equality
HN 79 .A13 G65 2020   The Southern Key: Class, Race and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s
HQ 1236.5 .U6 R69 2020   Votes for Women!: The American Woman Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment
HQ 1597 .C464 2019   The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women's Movement
HT 1523 .D55 2021   Antiracist discourse: Theory and history of a macromovement
HV 2113 .T26 2022   Blind in Early Modern Japan: Disability, Medicine, and Identity
HV 5090 .S93 P39 2022   Gin, Jesus, and Jim Crow: Prohibition and the Transformation of Racial and Religious Politics in the South
HV 6515 .K57 2020   The Last Book on the Left: Stories of Murder and Mayhem from History's Most Notorious Serial Killers
KF 4772 .G77 2022   When Freedom Speaks: The Boundaries and Boundlessness of our First Amendment Right
ML 82 .C96 2022   Women and Musical Salons in the Enlightenment
ML 197 .A87 2013     Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
ML 3508 .O48 2022     Antagonistic Cooperation: Jazz, Collage, Fiction, and the Shaping of African American Culture
ML 3508 .S95 2021   Jazz: Race and Social Change (1870-2019)
ML 3524 .N42 2019   Country Music: a Cultural and Stylistic History
PE 125 .V54 2022     The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English
PS 1449 .C85 Z543 2021     Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane
QH 31 .H9 B37 2022   The Huxleys: An Intimate History of Evolution
RA 395 .A3 K45 2021     Exploring American Healthcare Through 50 Historic Treasures
RA 448.5 .N4 V55 2022     Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health in America
RT 4 .T63 2022     Dr. Nurse: Science, Politics, and the Transformation of American Nursing
TX 945.3 .C46 2021   Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America   2021 Pulitzer Prize for History
UA 10 .U54 2022   Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State
Z 106.5 .E85 D43 2023    The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts
Z 1003.5 .B45 2021     Crusoe's Books: Readers in the Empire of Print, 1800-1918

Selected History E-Books

Print Books Containing Primary Historical Sources

Follow the links below to browse a large collection of historical texts held by Montgomery Library.

CU Search

  • CU Search provides a quick, powerful search of most of Montgomery Library's online and physical resources.
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  • Click the tabs below to search for only one kind of source at a time (articles, e-books, print books, or DVDs).
  • To search an individual database, find a complete list of databases here: Databases A-Z

eBook Collection by EBSCOhost

Additional e-books not available through CU Search can be found at EBSCOhost's ebook collection, which contains over 180,000 books.

Interlibrary Loan
CU Search includes an Interlibrary Loan tool for finding books and articles at other libraries that are not available at the Montgomery Library. Through Interlibrary Loan, these items may be obtained free of charge unless a fee is required by the lending library. Allow at least two weeks for delivery of materials. Learn how to request Interlibrary loan items using the link below:

Browse the Collection

Use these call numbers to browse the reference and circulating collections on Montgomery Library's first floor.

Library of Congress Classification Guide for History:

C 1-CT 9999   Auxilliary Sciences of History (General)
     CB 3-482         History of Civilization
     CC 1-960         Archaeology
     CD 1-6471         Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
     CE 1-97         Technical Chronology. Calendar
     CJ 1-6661         Numismatics
    CN 1-1355         Inscriptions. Epigraphy
    CR 1-6305         Heraldry
    CS 1-3090         Geneology
    CT 21-9999         Biography
D 1-2009      History (General)
     D 51-90         Ancient history
     D11-203         Medieval history, 476-1453
     D 205-2009         Modern history, 1453-
DA 1-995   History of Great Britain
DAW 1001-DR 2855   History of Eastern and Western Europe
DS 1-937   History of Asia
DT 1-3415   History of Africa
DU 1-950   History of Oceania
DX 101-301   History of Gypsies
E 11-143   America: History
E 151-889   United States history
F 1-975   United States local history
F 1001-1145.2   Canada: History
F 1201-3799   Latin America: History

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