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Here are some of our books on reality television.
Let's concede that reality television is inherently unreal. It's
edited, and the shows have an artificial hook - i.e. you must betray
others to win, lose weight in a certain kind of environment, etc...
What's going on here? Some great critics in these books take on hidden meanings and assumptions of these shows.
pt. I. Documents -- Investigating documents -- Diary of Jack the ripper
-- Novel by an American slave -- Lincoln's lost Gettysburg address -- An
outlaw's scribblings -- Out of the archives -- pt. II. Photographs --
Photo sleuthing -- A second photo of Emily Dickinson -- Likenesses of
Lincoln -- Assassin or look-alike -- From the album -- pt. III. Other
artifacts -- Authenticating artworks and other artifacts -- Lost icon
found -- Jefferson Davis's musket -- Debris from the Titanic -- Off the
Highly recommended for the historian's thought process. Clues reside in the strangest places: a turn of phrase, hairstyle, kind of stamp, anachronisms, as well as technical analysis of ink, paper, handwriting styles and more.
Primary sources are documents that are direct records of an event,
raw data, documents, magazines or newspapers from the time, photos or
other material created at the time of an event. Even audio recordings,
buildings, or just about anything could be considered primary sources.
Again, if you're working in the field of history, you can search our catalog for published collections of primary sources.
Our history maven Margaret Vavarek suggests the searching the following key words in the catalog: Correspondence, Description and Travel, Diaries, Interviews, Personal Narratives, Sources, Letters or Speeches
Another way to identify primary sources is to go to Dissertation Theses Full Text,
find relevant dissertations (they are fulltext online) and read their
bibliographies. You could then search to see if we our other libraries
have the primary sources mentioned in these bibliographies.
Primary sources in other disciplines can mean studies, experiment results or original research. These can be found by searching the appropriate databases and finding articles that contain primary research results.