Primary Sources:What Makes A Story History

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Historians bring the past to life by using primary sources, material from the point of time being studied.  These materials can provide words directly from the characters in the story, but it’s more than just a story – it’s true.

Dr. Megan Kate Nelson discusses the primary sources she used to write her book “The Three Cornered War: The Union, The Confederacy and Native Peoples In The Fight For The West.” The source material was able to provide the details to follow some of the major personalities in her book who left little to no information in their own words.