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Compilation of Primary Source Websites

Although this compilation of primary source websites by the University of Washington is not specifically focused on the Civil War, it looks like a useful resource that would benefit history majors.

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Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service!

Way back in August of 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the National Park Service Organic Act, establishing the creation of the National Park Service “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife” found inside the United States and make them available for public enjoyment. 415 more words


Newsela adds "tampered" primary sources

Last week, I had the chance to lead a quick conversation centered on this simple question:

“Is it ever okay to tamper with history?”

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I need a primary source now!

Having trouble finding primary sources? Want to research outside of Special Collections hours? Can’t visit Hornbake Library in person? No problem! This post is all about finding digitized primary sources in Special Collections and University Archives at UMD. 237 more words

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SOURCES at UCF Annual Conference Call for Proposals

I have had the great pleasure of attending the past two SOURCES conferences, and our Dr. Terri Fine and Dr. Michael Berson have presented there. 357 more words

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Free eBook: Readings in United States History

I recently compiled and edited a digital textbook for my high school students in U.S. history, Reading in United States History. It is composed of primary sources from throughout America’s existence, but with introductory comments. 15 more words


French Etiquette

Pardon me, sir, I did not mean to do it.

-Marie Antoinette’s, the last Queen of France, supposed last words before being guillotined on October 16th, 1793 during the French Revolution.

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