Week 5: Secondary Sources


— Roy Rosenzweig, “Can History Be Open Source: Wikipedia and the Future of the Past”

— Caleb McDaniel, “How to Read for History.” (2008)

— Caleb McDaniel, “How to Discuss a Book for History.” (2013)

National Child Labor Committee, Harvard Open Collections

Child Labor Laws, Wikipedia


Heavy Metal Umlaut by Jon Udell (video ~8.5 min)


  1. What is a secondary source?
  2. How should we use Wikipedia?
  3. How are secondary sources used to help make sense of primary sources?

Writing Prompt #2; responses are due Fri Oct. 3, by midnight.

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