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.
This is a selected bibliography of primary source collections pertaining to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in U.S. history available online. Please note, the library is not responsible for the content on these sources and it is the student's responsibility to properly cite from the proper location. There may also be secondary sources included in these collections and it is up to the student to evaluate if the item qualifies as a primary or secondary source.
This link provides lesson guides for teachers on teaching the subject of African American Identity in the Gilded Age. Look under the heading "Lesson Two: Analyzing Primary Sources." Under this heading there are links to primary sources on the following subcategories: family, work, play, faith, education, race and violence.