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THIST 410 Early American Politics and Law: The Civil War Era, 1819-1896: Primary Sources: Letters, Diaries, & more

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To locate resources written during a specific time period, collections of correspondence, memoirs, government documents, etc. start with a search in the UW Libraries Search box above.

Combine terms such as journals, diaries, interviews, sermons, documents, letters, or correspondence with place names, personal names, years, etc.

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  • sources and 1864 and civil war
  • letters and women and civil war
  • correspondence and Lincoln

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