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Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source?

According to the Princeton University Library, a primary source is a "document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study." They go on to provide clarity to the primary source question:

  • ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records 
  • CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art 
  • RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings

Examples of primary sources include:

  • Diary of Anne Frank - Experiences of a Jewish family during WWII 
  • The Constitution of Canada - Canadian History 
  • A journal article reporting NEW research or findings 
  • Weavings and pottery - Native American history 
  • Plato's Republic - Women in Ancient Greece

Find out how a primary source differs from a secondary source by visiting their web page.

Civil War Battle Analysis

  • ABC-CLIO
    American History database. Factual/historical entries, journal articles, images, and primary source documents abound.
  • CivilWar.org
  • Battles
    Comprehensive and detailed collection of Civil War battles. Scroll down to find specific battle names.
  • Opinions and Editorials
    Newspaper editorials and opinion pieces regarding the entire Civil War experience.
  • Documents and Letters
    A lengthy and detailed list of options from the American Civil War Homepage. Scroll down and explore links.
  • Civil War Index
    Index of countless Civil War resources and primary documents.
  • Casualties
    Detailed collection of casualties and primary documents of the damage done during battles.
  • American History
    "From Revolution to Reconstruction and beyond" is the motto. Click on the "Documents" tab.
  • Battles and Campaigns
    Deep insights to primary documents on different battles and campaigns. Provided by the American Civil War Homepage.
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