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UWRT100 Critical Reading & Writing: Primary and Secondary Sources

This guide points to library resources and databases for topic research in this class
https://infoguides.rit.edu/prf.php?account_id=43304

Overview

The information below is from BMCC Library.

Chart of primary and secondary sources.
Examples

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Unpublished documents - letters, diaries, financial records, etc.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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