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HIST 100.03: Slavery and the Old South

Prof. Harry Williams - Fall 2019

Questions to Consider

  • What kinds of sources have the historians you've been reading used to explore questions about slavery in the United States?
  • How has this changed over time?
  • How do we know what we know about slaves and slavery?
  • How do historical narratives change depending on the kinds of sources and approaches historians use?
  • Where can we find out more about slaves and slavery, both in person and online?

Getting Started

Use reference books to get an overview of a topic, start gathering keywords, and begin building a bibliography.