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American Literature: Primary Sources

A guide for research and supplemental reading to support ENG 201

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Examples of Primary Resources

What's a 'primary source'? Primary sources are materials that contain first-hand information. Some examples of primary source documents from this Resource Guide include: our country's founding documents (the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence), Hamilton, Jay, Madison, and Monroe's The Federalist Papers, and Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God sermon. 

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