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U.S. - SubSaharan Africa Relations

This Guide is intended primarily for BU students who will be researching on topics related to relations between United States and African countries in Sub-Saharan Region.

Primary/Secondary Sources

Primary Source

Document or other piece of "historical evidence" that often is written or created during  or near the period under study. Primary sources vary according to the nature of the topic. Some examples are: letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents from government agencies, photographs, audio and video recordings, research data, objects and artificats.

Secondary Source

A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. It is one step removed from the subject; it is the result of someone else's contemplation and synthesis of primary sources. Examples are: journal articles, histories, criticicisms, commentaries, encyclopedias, textbooks.

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