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Primary Sources: History


Historical research encompasses two forms of sources, also know as "evidence": primary and secondary.  "Primary evidence records the actual words of someone who participated in or witnessed the events described.....Secondary evidence records the findings of someone who did not observe the event but who investigated primary evidence."  [Jules R. Benjamin,  A Student's Guide to History, 6th edition, (NY: St. Martin's Press, 1994), p. 7

Primary Documents from The Attack on Pearl Harbor

What is Historical Thinking

Primary Documents of the American Revolution