UWRT 100 Critical Reading and Writing (Torres): Primary and Secondary Sources




Chart of primary and secondary sources.

Specific Examples

Primary Sources Examples

Primary Source Examples 

Published documents - books, newspapers, pamphlets, advertisements, laws, etc.
Example: The Anti-Slavery Cause of Today






Unpublished documents - letters, diaries, financial records, etc.
Example: Sales Contract for Indentured Servant






Oral traditions and histories
Example: American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology





Visual documents and artifacts

Example: Photographs of Slaves and Slave Life

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