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ENGL 102 - English Composition II - Schmidt

Questions to Ask Yourself About Primary Sources

  • When and where was it created?
  • Who created it, and for what purpose?
  • Who was the intended audience?
  • What was happening during the time period in which it was created?
  • What biases do you see?
  • What insight does it give you on the time period or historical event being studied? How does it reflect the time in which it was produced?

Recommended Web Sites for Finding and Using Historical Primary Sources