Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Digital History Project

Academics

Stage 1: Background Reading in Secondary Sources

Students begin immersion in relevant secondary sources during the first week of the semester with reading and discussion of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s prizewinning A Midwife’s Tale (1990).  Subsequent secondary sources introduce students to financial records as primary sources and to attitudes toward farming in the antebellum United States.

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