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HSS 300 - Reconstruction & Other Late 19th Century Topics: Introduction & E-Reference Sources

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Begin by making a list of broad non-history topics that interest you. These could be such things as architecture, sports, fashion, film, music, literature, law, religion, science, etc. Think about how one or two of these areas can be linked to an event in US history

Once you find a broad research area you are interested in, it is time to read an overview so that you can narrow your topic and develop a thesis statement.

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Right: "The First Vote" Magazine Cover. Library of Congress.  Prints and Photographs Division. 

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