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History of Louisiana - HIST 2100

HIST 2100 - History of Louisiana

The textbook for this course is available on reserve in the library.  Reserve books can only be read in the library.  They cannot be taken out of the library.

What are Primary & Secondary Sources?

You will read primary and secondary source materials about historical events and people in each of your history courses.

Primary sources are first-hand evidence of an historically important person or event. They are produced by that person or as a result of that event. Examples of primary sources include

  • autobiographies,
  • letters,
  • diaries or journals,
  • photographs, and
  • social media posts.

Secondary sources are documents used to analyze, interpret, or study an historically important person or event. Examples of secondary sources include

  • peer reviewed articles,
  • scholarly books,
  • government reports, and
  • documentary films.

Watch the video below to gain a better understanding of primary and secondary sources.

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