Extra Credit Opportunity 1930s

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Extra Credit Opportunity #1 History 110 Spring 2008 TOTAL CREDIT: up to ten (10) points added to all of your quizzes. The study of history is undergoing a "digital revolution." Each year, more sites contain "primary sources"—the "stuff" of history (original correspondence, internal government records, interviews with ordinary people, photographs, audio and video, and much more). Find six short articles (not 20 page essays) from one of the collections below (however, you may group closely-related collections to obtain your six documents birth control and other women-oriented collections, for example). Describe the contents and then comment on the strengths and weaknesses of this type of "primary source." What do the documents tell you about the past? Bring your own voice to bear on the interpretation of these sources. For example, was there anything a reader (yourself included) might find surprising, unsettling, or thought provoking in the "slave narratives" taken during the 1930s? If you are researching six documents from the "Clergy" collection, do you find
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