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Primary Sources (U.S. History)

This guide is an introduction to what primary sources are in the field of history, how to use primary sources, how to read and transcribe original documents and links to on-line primary sources by historic topic.

What is the difference between a primary and secondary source?

What are Primary Sources Used for in the Field of History?

Historians study and analyze primary sources in order to interpret and write about historical events and issues.  Check out the link below for tips on how to think, analyze and write like a historian.

Evaluating Primary Sources in History


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