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HIST 4223: Boston History

Updated for Prof. Howard, Summer 2023

How to Choose a Topic

The first step is to pick a current event topic that you find interesting, since you will be spending time researching it. You will also need to identify relevant past events that provide context for your chosen topic. 

Encyclopedias and Background Information Sources

Once you have an a topic or idea, do a little background research to learn more about it. Here are a few places to begin: