subject description and guidelines
- American history consists of the factual study and analysis of the political, social, intellectual, cultural, diplomatic, military, ethnic, gender, or local history of the geographic area between Mexico and Canada. It includes the study of native populations and colonial history prior to the establishment of the nation. In recent years, interdisciplinary study of American history has become the norm. Because of the breadth and depth of the general field, many librarians are involved in the acquisition of materials in American history.