African American Literature African American Literature AND Feminism African American Authors African American Fiction African American Literature AND History African American Authors AND Short Stories African American Literature AND Criticism African American Authors AND Spiritual Narratives African American Literature AND Slave Narratives African American Women Writers AND 20th Century African American Authors and Non-fiction African American Literature AND Urban Realism African American Literature AND Anthologies African American Poetry Antebellum Literature Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance AND Children's Literature Morrison, Toni AND Contemporary Criticism Ellison, Ralph Criticism AND Interpretation Dunbar, Paul Laurence Equiano, Olaudah Hughes, Langston Hurston, Zora Neale
Relevant Call Numbers
For browsing purposes, the main relevant Library of Congress (LC) call numbers for African American literature are:
PS153.N5 American literature—African American authors (History focused)
PS508.N3American literature—African American authors (Collections focused)
The following two call numbers are also considered germane LC call numbers:
PS591.N4 American Poetry--African American authors
PS628.N4 American Drama--African American authors
Relevant Subject Headings
When searching for books the main Library of Congress (LC) subject heading for African American Literature is:
American literature--African American authors
This heading is also divided by LC subheadings. Some subheadings you may want to try in order to narrow your search further are:
American literature -- African American authors -- 20th century
American literature—African American authors—Bibliography
American literature--African American authors--Classical influences
American literature -- African American authors -- Encyclopedias
American literature—African American authors—History and criticism
American literature—African American authors—History and criticism—Theory, etc.
American literature--African American authors--Stories, plots, etc.
American literature--African American authors--Study and teaching
Any of the above LC subject headings can be entered into the Regent Library Catalogand searched by subject by selecting this field under the drop-down arrow.