Secondary Sources In American Slavery

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A majority of the sources Kolchin used in the book, American Slavery: 1619-1877 were secondary. The purpose of the book was to bring together research, ideas, and opinions from historians from over the years on American Slavery. Kolchin used a multitude of secondary resources that had primary sources listed and verified by the original authors. This allowed his secondary sources to be legitimate and trustworthy for the most part. Just one of his many secondary sources included: Hyman, ed., The Radical Republicans, 506, 507. He did use primary sources of course. The Statistical Tables in the Appendix used census data from far back as the 1790s. He listed all the primary and secondary sources he uses at the back of the book in the Notes
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