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THIST 410 Early American Politics and Law: The Civil War Era, 1819-1896: Primary Sources: News & Magazines

Useful links and starting points for locating primary and secondary resources.

What is a primary source?

Primary sources include documents or artifacts created by a witness to or participant in an event.  They can be firsthand testimony or evidence created during the time period that you are studying. 

Primary sources may include diaries, letters, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, poems, novels, plays, and music.  The collection and analysis of primary sources is central to historical research.

Magazines

Newspapers Online or in UW Tacoma Library

Locate other newspapers

To find other newspaper titles in the UW Libraries -- many of these will be on microfilm -- check out the links on the News Subject Guide.

 

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