This edited volume demonstrates how faculty and librarians collaboratively create productive primary source learning experiences. Co-authored by faculty and their librarian partners, the case studies illustrate how students develop and practice skills related to finding and identifying primary information, analyzing and interrogating it, confronting interpretations, and constructing and presenting arguments using primary sources.
Using both historical and contemporary examples, this chapter discusses what it means for voices and perspectives to be “missing” from primary sources, the reasons behind the silences and absences of marginalized groups from the dominant discourse, and ways through which students can uncover and amplify the experiences, stories, struggles, and voices of these communities.
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