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THIST 440 Black Labor in America: Primary Sources

Accompanying research guide for THIST 440 Black Labor in America

What are primary sources?

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 are central to historical research.

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