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HIST 11A: Slavery and Unfreedom

This guide was created to support History 11A: Slavery and Unfreedom. If you have any questions about the guide, please contact Anna Yang ayang3@scu.edu

Primary Sources on the Web

Primary Sources on the Web

Many primary sources have been digitized and made available on the web. You have to be careful, though, because often the source of the document is not provided. You need to evaluate each web site carefully to determine if it is reliable. In general, you can just add the words "primary sources" to your search to locate such documents on the web. The following sites are examples of what you can find on the web.

Primary Sources for Contemporary Topics

If you are researching a contemporary topic such as human trafficking or free speech or mass incarceration, you will be able to find reports and documents from various organizations and think thanks that can be considered primary sources.  For example, several international organizations, like the United Nations or Human Rights Watch, publish reports on human trafficking.  You can find them easily through a Google search.  Below are some examples: