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HIST 150: Transatlantic Slave Trade (Spring 2024)

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A Primary Source is a historical document or artifact or person from the time period under study.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
  • Broadsides
  • Legal documents


What types of primary sources exist for your topic?

Some Examples, all from WM databases