There are many approaches to researching the socio-historical context of a work of literature, you may want to look for:
Search strategies and the search tools you use will vary based on what you want to find. The search strategies on this page are only starting point - if you want to learn more, schedule an appointment with the Comparative Literature librarian.
In library catalogs, such as the Williams Library Catalog and Worldcat you can search for information about
The best search strategy when search for socio-historical context is to start with keyword searches and expand to subject searches