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United States History from 1877

Guide developed for Dr. Verna's Intro to U.S. History Since 1877 class. Contains resources for the study of U.S. History from Reconstruction (1865) until the 1970s.

Intro to Sources

What is the difference between scholarly and popular materials? What about trade publications? On this page, we will review the differences between these types of publications and discuss the meaning of peer review.

identifying scholarly vs. popular sources