How are people handling E and F?
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My point is... E, for example, is "History of the United States." Seems to me there's a lot more to the history of the U.S. than I'm going to get out of one book! I mean, one book about the Civil War does not a comprehensive history of the U.S. make. So maybe I'd like to ask... for those who are trying to do more than one book from E and F, how deep into the breakdowns are you going?
There'd be little point in me diving into the subclasses of QB; I already know a lot about astronomy. I'd rather spend my energy exploring the plethora of areas of history in D* I know nothing about.
But the challenge is a personal one, so do whatever you like with it!
11-143 America (mostly Native American)
151-904 United States, mostly chronological for the nation as a whole
F has 4 groups:
1-975 U.S. local history
1001-1145 British North Amer (Canada, etc)
1170 French America (very small category)
1201-3799 Latin America
I am taking the position that I am taking the LoC Classification as I found it with all its warts. If I get done with the letters, then I might consider expanding to some of the less well represented sub-areas.
I'm particularly interested in medical history and medical folklore. I've managed to find lots of books on these two topics throughout the classification schedule. But I'm also learning things that have come in handy (if for no other reason than to improve my chances at winning Trivial Pursuit) by branching out into other disciplines.
That being said, there aren't any strict rules to this-if you really like American history or feel the need to learn more and read more in it, by all means, have fun! I've felt the urge to do that with some of the Qs and Zs!
For F, with 50 states, and more than 26 countries in the Americas, I guess they figured numbers would be easier. I guess they could have used letters for region (like New England in the U.S., and like the Caribbean for the Americas)