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FSEM 100: Left-Wing Authoritarianism: Stalin, Mao, and Castro

This page was created for Monika Kurlander's Fall 2020 FSEM students. Updated for Fall 2022.


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Primary or Secondary?

These articles are in library research databases. Which one is a primary source about women in the 1917 Russian Revolution. Which one is a secondary source?

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A primary source provides direct, first-hand evidence of an event, an object, or a person. Primary sources provide facts about an event or time period. Examples of primary sources include autobiographies, letters, memories, diaries, speeches, court decisions, eyewitness accounts, and official government records.

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