Please note that primary source documents are a reflection of the time and culture in which they were created and may contain language or images that are considered offensive today.
NOTE: when searching for primary sources in historical newspaper / periodical databases, ALWAYS limit your search to the date range relevant to your topic. You may also want to limit to editorial / opinion articles.
History databases containing primary source content
Internet History Sourcebooks Project (a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use; compiled by historian Paul Halsall)
Teaching Decolonization Resource Collection (provides a range of materials to support the study of decolonization in the classroom. This diverse collection of resources is, in part, an outgrowth of the National History Center's decade-long International Decolonization Seminar. Primary and secondary sources are organized by region and theme...)
Using Google or your preferred search engine, combine your topic search term(s) with the phrase documents OR "primary sources".
For example: Kenya decolonization documents OR "primary sources"
Africa - General
Asia - General
To cite a Primary Source, first choose the option that best describes where you found it:
Next determine what kind of primary source you are citing:
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