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HIST 2950: European Migration in the 19th-20th Centuries

Newspapers and TV

Historians will point out that news sources are not really primary sources since they are not accounts by the historical actors involved.  However, they do constitute at least contemporary writing/speaking about the incident that contain good information about the impression available to contemporaries about an event.

Historians will point out that news sources are not really primary sources since they are not accounts by the historical actors involved.  However, they do constitute at least contemporary writing/speaking about the incident that contain good information about the impression available to contemporaries about an event.

We have access to a large collection of ethnic newspapers through the Center for Research Libraries. These must be requested through ILL@MU and will come on microfilm, which must be read with a machine. Unfortunately these are not indexed well, but they may give you a flavor of an ethnic community in a specific place.

Online ethnic newspapers, blogs, and other media may be best found through a Google search.

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