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American Studies 100 (Rodriguez-Ulloa)


Where and how to start

Sources to research historical context

In-Class Exercise

What Can Documents Tell Us?

Look at each of the three documents linked below and with a partner, answer these questions:


  1. Why would these records have been created?

  2. What types of information were collected?

  3. Why was this particular information collected?

  4. What kinds of things can we learn about the people in these records?

  5. What questions do these records raise for us?