AAAD 298 Blacks in Britain and British North America (Porter)

This course looks at blacks in the British world to 1833, with particular attention on the 13 colonies and the lands that would eventually form the Dominion of Canada.

About This Guide

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This course looks at blacks in the British world to 1833, with particular attention on the 13 colonies and the lands that would eventually form the Dominion of Canada.This guide was created in order to help students in AAAD 298 (and others with an interest in the subject) locate materials relevant to the topic.

This guides includes:

Types of Sources

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What is a primary source?
  • Primary sources can be documents, artifacts or recordings.
  • There are many examples of primary sources including correspondence that are available to you through the University Libraries, particularly Wilson Library.
  • Many (but certainly not all!) primary sources are unpublished.
What is a secondary source?
  • Secondary sources are most often published documents or recordings that discuss, analyze/interpret and/or synthesize primary source material.
  • Secondary sources include books, articles, video and audio recordings.
  • Secondary sources are the sources used most often because they are the most accessible.
  • Secondary sources can also be primary sources.

Library of Congress call numbers

This Library of Congress Classification Outline holds true for any library in the world using the LC system.

For example,  American History will be classed  in the E & F ranges;  American ethnic history will be classed E184 - E185.  American Literature will be classed in the PS range; American ethnic literature will be classed PS153.

Call Numbers in Davis Library

Use this Location Guide to find books in Davis.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find the article, book, or report you need at our library? You can request it from another library through interlibrary loan.

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