Historians read and research through three kinds of sources: primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
For this question, your assignment is to work with SECONDARY SOURCES.
Discuss the meaning and identity of this type of source, with TWO
examples of secondary sources as you met them in our class. How do you
identify secondary sources when reading and in the media?
Then, explain what authority they hold for the study of history:
– Why is that authority valued within the three types?
– What about secondary sources limits their value and usefulness when studying history?
– What service is provided by this type that the other two types cannot provide?