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

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

Image: Olaudah Equiano from Encyclopedia Britannica (Public Domain)

 

 

This course looks at blacks in the British world to 1833, with particular attention to 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 guide includes:

Types of Sources

Image: Wilson Library Collections, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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 primary sources are unpublished.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.