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HIST 3035: Gender and Sexuality in Modern U.S. History

Primary and Secondary Sources

  • Primary sources are first-hand, authoritative accounts of an event such as letters, photographs, speeches, newspaper articles, etc.
  • Secondary sources interpret, critique, or analyze primary sources such as textbooks, journal articles, and monographs.
  • Scholarly journal articles in the field of History will typically reference both primary and secondary sources.
  • Click on the video below for a more detailed explanation of primary and secondary sources: