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Understanding Primary Sources: Key Events

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Drawn from Gale’s acclaimed Reference Library products, this concise study guide helps you explore central ideas of primary sources in their historical context. Profiles of the authors and surrounding events; timelines and images; engaging research, discussion and activity ideas; “Did you know?” facts; and additional features make this guide valuable for students and lifelong learners. Primary sources covered: The Emancipation Proclamation and The Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln); Correspondence with the City Leaders of Atlanta, Georgia (William T. Sherman); excerpt from “The Surrender at Appomattox Court House” (General Horace Porter); and excerpt from Diary of Gideon Welles, recalling the day President Lincoln died.

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