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Guides to analyzing particular types of primary sources as part of world history. Each guide includes an introductory essay, a list of questions to ask when working with a particular type of evidence, interactive quizzes called "You be the Historian!", a sample analysis of one source, an annotated bibliography, and an annotated list of relevant websites.


Material Culture—Images

Material Culture—Objects




Official Documents

Personal Accounts

Travel Narratives

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