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HIST 202: Making History: The 1960s: Part 2


Part Two: Finding Secondary Sources

Historians need to understand what other scholars have said about a topic before delving into the primary sources. It’s important to find books and articles that are peer-reviewed. Your task will be to find three secondary sources, one of which should be a journal article and one of which should be a book.

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