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The American Century  

Resources for students in History 16 researching US History from Gilded Age to today.
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Selected Books From the Catalog

Cover Art
American Countercultures - Gina Misiroglu (Editor)
Call Number: REF 306.4 A51
ISBN: 9780765680600
Publication Date: 2008-11-26

Cover Art
Witness to America - Douglas Brinkley; Stephen E. Ambrose
Call Number: 973 W80
ISBN: 0062716115
Publication Date: 1999-10-20


What is a Primary Source??

A primary source is an original document or a record of a firsthand account of historical events. Primary sources include original manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, memoires, photographs and film footage, statistics and legal records. Primary sources may also include drawings, posters, inscriptions on monuments or tombstones, and writings by observers. Sculpture, ceramics, vases and paintings and religious texts may also provide primary source information.

When searching for primary sources consider using the following search terms:

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