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HIST 391 Special Topics: WWII and American Culture: Home

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Primary Sources

Newspapers and magazines published during the time of event are invaluable primary sources. You may use newspapers to trace public debate on a political issue, or to look at trends in advertising and culture.  Magazines offer insight to daily life and issues of interest to ordinary people (for example: Life or Time magazines).

Once you identify the person, event, or trend you want to examine, ask yourself about the geographical location.  Do you need to focus on West Coast newspapers?  Are you interested in searching a timely women's topic in Ladies Home Journal?  Or do you zero in on African American newspapers?  If your topic includes the African American population are you using the correct terminology for the time period?  You need to expand your search terms to include 'Negro'.

Recent Books on WWII

Subject Guide

Carmen King
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