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Interracial Resources

Fiction and non-fiction resources on topics relating to interracial people and relationships.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

What is a subject heading and why is it important to searching for mixed race materials? After a book is published, it is cataloged and tagged with Library of Congress (LOC) subject terms so that researchers looking for these materials can find everything that has been tagged with these terms. If you know the subject terms that indexers use to tag books on a given topic, then you can do a very targeted search on that topic in the Library's catalog.

Use these subject terms to search the Library's catalog to find books and other materials on mixed race topics:
Racially mixed children -- Psychology.
Racially mixed children -- Attitudes.
Racially mixed children -- Ethnic identity.
Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography.
Interethnic marriage
Intermarriage -- United States.
Interracial Marriage--Law and legislation (Divided geogrphically)
Loving, Richard Perry--trials, litigation, etc
Loving, Mildred Jeter--trials, litigation, etc
Passing (Identity) -- United States
Racially mixed people -- Civil rights -- United States.
Racially mixed people -- Race identity -- United States.
Racially mixed people -- Politics and government -- United States
Racially mixed people -- United States --Social conditions
Racially mixed people -- United States -- attitudes


Search the Library Catalog for what the Library Owns

The Library's catalog is a database of virtually all of the materials that the Library owns, including electronic and paper books, videos, DVDs, journal titles (not the individual articles within the journals), etc.

To search the catalog, paste the following search into the search engine: subject:("racially mixed" OR "interracial marriage")

For help with searching the catalog, please contact Ask a Librarian.

Books : Non-Fiction

Books : Fiction