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HIST 207 Slavery in the Americas: Find Primary Sources

A guide for Dr. Zimmerman's HIST 207 Slavery in the Americas course

Find Primary Sources in Books

Search LibrarySearch to find primary sources in books and ebooks.  When searching the catalog, you will want to use specific words in your searches to single out the primary source materials.   Using the keywords like the following will help you find the source material you seek.

  • correspondence
  • diary or diaries
  • documents
  • documentary history
  • interviews
  • literary collections
  • oral history
  • personal narratives
  • pictorial works
  • songs and music
  • sources  (search as a SUBJECT)
  • memoirs 
  • reader
  • sermons

Find Period Books, Newspaper Articles and Other Printed Works

Find Period Images

Find Primary Sources on the Web

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