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HIST 1483 - History of the United States: 1492-1865


The hardest part about looking for materials in the databases that contain primary sources is that you must search for them using the language from the time period. The English language has evolved; words that were common more than 100 years ago aren't used now and vice-versa.

When you are deciding what keywords to use, you might want to look at some of your class readings or other secondary sources to see if there are names of people, events, or other specific terminology that is mentioned.


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