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The Gilded Age & Progressive Era - Bradford Campus

This guide is designed to help locate primary and secondary sources for research papers and projects for Dr. Cilli's HIST 0211 The Gilded Age & Progressive Era.

What are secondary sources?

Secondary sources can help point you toward relevant primary sources.

  • "Works that interpret, analyze, and discuss the evidence provided by primary sources (e.g., scholarly books and articles).
  • Secondary sources are generally a second-hand account or observation at least one step removed from the event.
  • Secondary sources, however, can be considered to be primary sources depending on the context of their use. For example, Ken Burns' documentary of the Civil War is a secondary source for Civil War researchers, but a primary source for those studying documentary filmmaking."

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