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Click on a tab above to see all of the relevant sources that are available for this assignment. Generally, information develops from specific to broad. An event happens, people report on it, people analyze it, and it becomes a part of the historical narrative. Your research sources should move in the opposite direction, from broad to narrow. Start with reference sources and take notes on alternate terminology and for context. Write down important dates, people, and places that relate to your topic. This will help in your search for secondary and primary sources.
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Image from ARTstor: Lincoln and Hamlin, on U.S. cloth flag, 1864