HIST 4503 - History of the American South

Resources for researching the historical development and use of a particular food in pre-Civil War Southern history, including its biology, adaptation and use by humans:

Online Databases:

America: History & Life (History journals)
American Memory (Historical documents, sound recordings, prints, images, etc.)
Biography & Genealogy Master Index (Biographical resource)
Chronicling America (Historic American newspapers)
General Science Full Text
Making of America Collection (Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction)
New York Times (ProQuest Newspapers) (1851-Present)

Additional Historical Newspapers:

Historical U.S. Newspaper Collections


Search examples for finding books in library catalogs on the history of the American South include: southern states (searched as a subject); antebellum (searched as a keyword); specific geographic locations combined with the term history and entered as a subject (for example: search arkansas history as a subject, arkansas politics as a subject, arkansas social as a subject, etc.).
NSU Library Discovery Catalog
WorldCat (International library catalog)

If a book is not available at the NSU Library, it can be requested free of charge through interlibrary loan.

Selected Print Resources:

American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Ref. GR 101 .A54)
American National Biography (Ref. CT 213 .A68)
Dictionary of American Biography (Ref. E 176 .D56)
The Dixie Dictionary: An Introduction to the Southern Language (Ref. PE 2926 .H69)
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (Ref. F 209 .E53)
Encyclopedia of World Biography (Ref. CT 203 .E56)
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures: The South (Ref. F 209 .S68)
The National Cyclopedia of American Biography (Ref. E 176 .N27)
The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink (Ref. TX 349 .O94)
Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions (Ref. PE 1926 .H46)

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