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Primary Sources Research Guide

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African-American Studies

A call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2002)


Text of US Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 82-352 (78 Stat,. 241)


Book: The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights: from emancipation to the twenty-first century

Book: Judgment days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America

Web site for The King Center


Paintings by Monet

Book: Monet by Himself: paintings, drawings, pastels, letters

Monet collections at the Musee Marmottan Monet

Book: Critical readings in Impressionism and Post- Impressionism

Journal article: “La Grand Tout: Monet on Belle-Ile and the impulse toward unity" from the journal Art Bulletin


Speech of President Roosevelt at laying of the cornerstones of gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, Montana, April 24, 1903. From Theodore Roosevelt Center.

Theodore Roosevelt reading (photograph taken in 1892).

Journal article: “America's National Parks: The Transnational Creation of National Space in the Progressive Era" in Journal of American Studies (2012)

The indomitable Teddy Roosevelt, video available at Emory's Music & Media Library


Original research article: "Resolution of gauge ambiguities in ultrastrong-coupling cavity quantum electrodynamics," in Nature Physics, 2019

The collected papers of Albert Einstein, book published in 1987.

Book: Subtle is the Lord: the science and life of Albert Einstein (1982)

Article: "Multilayer Networks in a Nutshell" (2018), review article in the journal Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics

Women’s Studies

America when Feminized, 1920, an anti-suffrage broadside from the Tennessee Virtual Archive.

"Women oppose 48-hour bill as discriminating in favor of men," article from the journal Equal Rights, 1926. From the Gerritsen Collection database.

Book: Margaret Sanger: A biography of the champion of birth control


Journal article: “"Women's Power in Sex: Radical Challenges to Marriage in the Early-Twentieth-Century United States" in Feminist Studies (2003)

Primary vs Secondary Sources