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20th Century United States - Barton Truscott: General Resources

Choose a controversial topic and offer an opinion on it. Ten quality sources are needed: 3 books, 3 database/scholarly journals, 2 primary sources, and 2 additional sources.

NY Times Personal Subscription

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C-Span Video Library

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