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HIST 304: Historical Methods: The Civil War and Reconstruction: Home


This guide provides access to a variety of useful resources for conducting primary and secondary research on the Civil War and Reconstruction era in U.S. history (1830s-1880s). Use the tabs at the top of the screen to navigate to different kinds of resources.

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Primary Source Activity

Answer the following questions about "A War of Races and Religions":

1. What research questions does this resource generate for you? Come up with at least 3 questions.

2. What kinds of sources (both primary and secondary) might help you contextualize and interpret this source?

3. What keywords stand out in the source that might be useful for conducting additional research? What related keywords could you use?


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