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SOC 240Z: Contemporary Immigration and the Second Generation: Primary sources

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Primary sources are original records or firsthand accounts. Designation as a primary source may depend on context, focus and perspective, and time of study.  Typically, a primary source is from the same time period as the subject studied.  If sources provide interpretation or analysis, they may be secondary sources.  Context is important for distinguishing between a primary or secondary source.

Census data and other reports - Look for firsthand accounts, reports from government and agencies, and other documents that publish original material. American census data include results from American Community Survey Reports and American Fact Finder.

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