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HIST 150: Transatlantic Slave Trade (Spring 2024)

Reading & Finding Documents

Letter reprinted in 

Hawkins, M. W. S. (Mary Wise Savery). (1888). Plymouth Armada heroes: The Hawkins family. Plymouth: W. Brendon and son. HathiTrust 


In your groups, discuss the following for ~5 minutes:

  • What is the document about?
  • What are difficulties you have while reading this document?
  • How would you find similar primary source like this one?
  • If you were looking for this in one of our databases, or in HathiTrust, what keywords would have used to find it?