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Hist 214: American Culture Wars (Gollner Spring 2019)

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  • Remember the subject search (su:) and don’t forgot about including Sources when you want primary sources (other words to try include: correspondence, description and travel, diaries, documents, interviews, journal, letters, memoir, narratives, oral history, papers, photographs OR pictorial works, sources, speeches)
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