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HIST 211: The Early Modern Atlantic World (Fall 2022)

What is a primary source?

A Primary Source is a historical document or artifact or person from the time period under study. This may include:

  • diaries
  • journals
  • newspapers
  • contemporary publications
  • autobiographies
  • music/songs
  • recordings or images
  • advertisement
  • sculptures
  • Art / drawing

Is THIS a primary source?