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Primary sources for eras and major events studied in West Civ.
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Ancient Greece, Rome & Egypt - Primary Sources

Age of Exploration - Primary Sources

Cold War - Primary Sources

Enlightenment & French Revolution - Primary Sources


Library Books

Cover Art
The Industrial Revolution - Laura L. Frader
Call Number: REF 973.3 Fra
ISBN: 9780195128178
Publication Date: 2006-04-06

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Imperialism - Bonnie G. Smith
Call Number: REF 973.3 Smi
ISBN: 0195108019
Publication Date: 2000-11-09

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The Gilded Age - Janette Thomas Greenwood
Call Number: REF 973.3 Gre
ISBN: 0195105230
Publication Date: 2000-10-05

West Civ General Sources

  • Digitized Manuscripts (British Museum)
    Many different kinds of manuscripts, documents and materials. Some include Greek Manuscripts, Royal Illuminated Manuscripts, Music Manuscripts, Persian Manuscripts and Medieval Manuscripts.
  • European Art (Met Museum)
    View art online from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the menu to the right to select other time periods and geographic locations.
  • Women's History Primary Sources (Fordham)
    Although quite an exhaustive list of primary sources for women's history, beware that it has not been updated so some links may be broken.
  • European History Primary Sources
    Provides an easily searchable index of the most important collections of digital primary sources on the history of Europe. Regularly updated.
  • Old Maps
    Excellent tool for accessing the geography of any place during any era. Enter the location name in the search box and use the sliding scale to select the year range. Results appear on the right-hand side.


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Middle Ages and Renaissance - Primary Sources

"16th Century Renaissance English Literature." Luminarium. N.p., 1996. Web. 14
     May 2014. <>.

Industrial Revolution - Primary Sources

Great Depression

Lange, Dorothea. Human Erosion in California (Migrant Mother). 1936. Getty
     Museum, Los Angeles. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Web. 13 May 2014.

Bolshevik Revolution - Primary Sources

World War II Primary Sources

World War II
by Siobhan MacManus - Last Updated May 21, 2014
Links to primary sources related to World War II. Photographs, interviews, videos, documents and much more.
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