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POSC 104: American People and Politics (Sherrer)

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Required Material

News Sources

Primary Sources

Primary sources are original records or objects create by participants at the time of historical events. Below are a handful of primary sources of interest which may help contextualize the political issues in America. For further assistance locating primary sources for your work please email me at

Select Journals

While this course is introductory in nature and may not require in-depth research, these journals can provide an interesting perspective into contemporary political issues.

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