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Future of the American Dream: Primary Sources:
Statistics & Polls

English 1000

Primary Sources

What is a primary source?

A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time you are researching.

Original Documents: 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

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charters, correspondence, diaries, early works, interviews, manuscripts, oratory, pamphlets, personal narratives, sources, speeches, letters, documents

Primary Sources

Polls / Public Opinion