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Selected Books From the Catalog

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American Civil War - Lawrence W. Baker; Laurie Collier Hillstrom; Kevin Hillstrom
Call Number: REF 973.7 H65B
ISBN: 078763820X
Publication Date: 1999-12-20

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Reconstruction Era (1865-1877) - Michael Shally-Jensen (General Editor)
Call Number: REF 973.8 D31
ISBN: 9781619254879
Publication Date: 2014-06-01

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Civil War and Reconstruction - David Herbert Donald; Jean Harvey Baker; Michael F. Holt
Call Number: 973.7 D67C
ISBN: 0393974278
Publication Date: 2000-12-14

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The Progressive Era - Kevin Hillstrom
Call Number: 973.91 H65
ISBN: 9781420500677
Publication Date: 2008-10-24

Primary Sources

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. Artwork from the time period--paintings, sculpture, architecture, etc.--may also be used as primary source material.

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use a variety of print/electronic resources

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