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The History of Capitalism


Welcome to this research guide for HY 430: The History of Capitalism! In this guide, we've compiled a number of resources that should be useful to you when completing the research & writing for this class project. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or need any assistance. 

What are Primary Sources?

Primary Sources are original sources: they were created by someone who participated in or observed an event.  They include diaries, letters, newspapers, government documents, photographs, and other manuscripts.

What are Secondary Sources?

Secondary Sources are secondhand sources.  They were created by historians who drew their information from primary sources.  The most typical types of secondary sources are books and academic journal articles.