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Primary V.S. Secondary sources

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Primary V.S. Secondary sources
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http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/titanic/Titanic.html
An Example of a Primary Source
An Example of a Primary Source
This is a third class ticket for the voyage of the Titanic.
SECONDARYSOURCES

Secondary Sources are sources that were produced after the event
took place. A textbook is a secondary source. A television show
about the Columbus journey is a secondary source. The movies "Titanic," "Pearl Harbor,"and "Schindler's List" are all secondary sources. Historians tend to
avoid secondary sources if possible. However, secondary sources
can be valuable. Secondary sources have their place in historical
study, just not every time.
Example of secondary source
A primary source is a document or object that was created or written during the time. The sources were there during a certain event and give an inside view on things.
Definition of a
Primary source
Definition of Secondary source
Washington Dodge who was a passenger on the Titanic, wrote an account of the sinking of the ship, after the surviving passengers were rescued.
An Example of a Secondary Source
Which is more reliable?
We think primary sources are more reliable. They are more reliable because they came right from the time of the event. The person that gave the source actually lived through it.
An Example of a Primary Source
This is a link to a secondary source. It is an article from a newspaper about the sinking of the Titanic.
PRimary vs. secondary
This is a receipt for a member of the crew's clothes
This is an article in New York Tribune about the Titanic.
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