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HIST 26213: Migrations and the Americas, Conquest to Present

A research guide for students in Casey Lurtz's migrations class (Winter 2013)

Finding Primary Sources in the Catalog

The following terms are found in the subject headings of records for published primary sources.

  • sources
  • diaries
  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • personal narratives 
  • pamphlets
  • oral history
  • writings
  • maps

In the Library catalog:

Use the BROWSE option, select SUBJECT from the drop-down menu.

Slavery and Emancipation

Examples of catalog searches are followed by a selection of digital primary sources for each time period.

  • Slaves -- United States -- Biography
  • Slaves --Cuba-- Biography
    ***The headings above are very broad, and includes letters, memoirs and other autobiographical accounts written by slaves.

  • slaves' writings, american
  • slave writings--cuba

  • KEYWORD slave narratives and KEYWORD west indies
  • KEYWORD antislavery and KEYWORD pamphlets

  • Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804 -- Personal narratives
  • Brazil -- History -- To 1822 -- Sources
  • Antislavery movements -- United States -- Sources

Immigrant Narratives, 19th-20th Centuries

  • Mexico--History--1867-1910-- Sources
  • Mexicans -- United States -- Correspondence
  • Refugees, Jewish -- Brazil -- Biography

Oral Histories

  • Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews

  • KEYWORDS oral history mexico immigration

Subject Guide

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Nancy Spiegel
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Bibliographer for History
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