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FINDING PRIMARY SOURCES

FINDING PRIMARY SOURCES

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To get a better idea of the difference between primary and secondary sources, look at examples of each for the same topic.

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 Primary Sources

 Secondary Sources

the "unsinkable" Molly Brown- survivor of the Titanic sinking 

  Front page of the New York Times 
a newspaper article
New York Times from April 16, 1912

  
Molly Brown:  Unraveling the Myth 
by Kristen Iverson

different strategies women used to get the
vote in the United States

Picketing in all sorts of weather, January 26, 1917
a
photograph
"Picketing in all sorts of weather"
January 26, 1917

 
a journal article
"Out of the Parlors and into the Streets:  The Changing Tactical Repertoire of the US Women's Suffrage Movement" in the journal, Social Forces

the contribution of
African American
soldiers in
the US military
during World War II

 
an
interview*
Studs Terkel interviews Joseph Small, an African American US Navy Seaman during World War II

( * requires Windows Media Player)

 
The Tuskegee Airmen
by Charles E. Francis

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