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THIST 410 Early American Politics and Law: The Civil War Era, 1819-1896: Home

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

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Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, July 1965 by James Gardener

Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, July 1865
The confluence of the
Shenandoah &
 Potomac Rivers
Photographer: James Gardner

Image Source: ArtStor


Getting Started
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Secondary Sources: Scholarly Books & Articles 
Use the UW Libraries Search and America: History and Life to locate secondary scholarly books and articles

Primary Sources: Newspapers & Magazines
Find out about primary sources, particularly early American newspapers

Primary Sources: Letters, Diaries, & more
Use the UW Libraries Search to locate both published and online compilations of correspondence, diaries, government publications, etc.

Primary Resources on the Web
Links to online primary resources for the Civil War and Slavery

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