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HIST 368: Afro-Latin America

Class guide for HIST 368

In-Class Resources

Evaluating Primary Sources

Here are some questions you should ask when you are evaluating a primary source. 

  1. What is the item that you have chosen? Who created it? When? What type of materials is it created on?
  2. Who was the intended audience for this source?
  3. Consider the historical context of your item; investigate the object and any printed information. What is its historical context based on your own observations?
  4. Whose perspective is presented in the items? Whose perspective is missing?
  5. What questions for further examination/research come to mind when looking at the sources in front of you?

Student Research Notebook

You can use this research notebook to keep track of your keywords, research questions, and the sources you locate.