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France - Michael A. Sommers
Call Number: 944 SOM
ISBN: 1404229094
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Provides an overview of the history and culture of France and its people, covering the land, languages, myths and legends, festivals, religions, art, daily life, education, foods, and includes recipes, maps, and illustrations from primary source documents.

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The Declaration of Independence - Jennifer Viegas
Call Number: 973.3 VIE
ISBN: 0823938026
Publication Date: 2003-07-15
A historical review of the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the events that led up to its creation, and the influence of its author, Thomas Jefferson, on the final document.

 

Primary documents defined

Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research.

 

eBooks

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American Decades Primary Sources: 1900-1999 - Cynthia Rose (Editor)
ISBN: 9780787665876
Publication Date: 2003-12-05
This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.

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American Eras - Gale Editor (Editor)
ISBN: 9781414498249
Publication Date: 2013-06-14
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

Abortion in the United States - Dorothy E. McBride
Call Number: 363.460973
ISBN: 9781598840995
Publication Date: 2007-10-12
This volume offers a revealing history of abortion politics and policy from the 1800s to Roe v. Wade to the present, with clear analyses of disputes such as public funding for abortion, the status of the fetus, contraception, abortion as a "litmus test" for candidates and judicial nominees, and more.

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