For class, you read the scholarly journal article:
By following Wilson's footnotes, we see some of the evidence he used to support his argument. These primary sources include historical newspaper articles; meeting minutes from social, professional, and political organizations; songs; descriptions of public ceremonies, often published in popular magazines; autobiographies; and personal correspondence.
In the Special Collections & Archives at FSU Libraries, we have an example of a similar primary source:
Follow the link to see the full, digitized program. As you examine the pages, ask yourself the following questions:
As we did with the UDC program above, ask yourself these questions as you examine and interpret primary sources.
Primary sources can be complex, and require a bit of creativity and background research to interpret. If you're up for a challenge, try one of these sources from famous people in United States history.
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