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  1. What kinds of primary sources are cited in Article #1? List as many as you can.

  2. Find an example where the author of Article #1 (Erik Nielson) uses a primary source to support a claim or illustrate a point. Why do you think Nielson selected that particular primary source? How does the choice of source reflect his point of view or interpretation?

  3. How does Article #2 challenge Nielson's interpretation of primary sources? Look especially at how the two authors discuss the music of Kanye West and Lil Wayne. What do these different approaches and interpretations suggest about the nature of primary source research?

  4. What kinds of primary sources could you find online to explore the issues raised in these two articles? Find an example to share with the rest of the class.


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