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D – World history including culture and ethnicity of countries and regions the world outside of the Americas.

DA through DR – Europe.

DS – Asia.

DT – Africa.

DU – Oceania (South Seas; Australia, New Zealand, etc.).

E to F – History of the Americas.

E51 to E73 – Pre-Columbian America. The Indians.

E99 – Indians of North America – Indian tribes and cultures.

F1 to F975 – United States local history.

F200 to F380 – Culture, ethnicity, and history of Louisiana.

F1001 to F1145.2 – Canada.

F1201 to F3799 – Latin America. Spanish America.

G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation.

G140 – Great cities of the world

G149 to G180 – Travel.

GN – Anthropology

GN357 to GN674 – Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology.

GR – Folklore.

GT – Manners and customs.

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HB 1 to HB 3840 – Economic theory. Demography.

HB 846 to HB 846.8 – Welfare theory.

HB 848 to HB 3697 – Demography. Population. Vital events.

HM – Sociology.

HM 481 to HM 554 – Theory.

HM 621 to HM 656 – Culture.

HM 701 – Social systems

HM 786 to HM 806 – Organizational sociology. Organization theory.

HM 811 to HM 821 – Deviant behavior. Social deviance.

HN 1 to HN 995 – Social history and conditions. Social problems.

HQ 1 to HQ 2044 – The Family. marriage. Women.

HQ 503 to HQ 1064 – The family. Marriage, Home.

HQ 1101 to HQ 2030.7 – Women. Feminism.

HT 51 to HT 1595 – Communities. Classes. Races.

HT 101 to HT 395 – Urban groups. Urban sociology.

HT 401 to HT 485 – Rural groups. Rural sociology.

HT 601 to HT 1445 – Classes.

HT 1501 to HT 1595 – Races.

HV 1 to HV 9960 – Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.

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