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HIST 4175-01/02: Modern American History

Created for Professor Howard's classes, summer 2021.

How to Choose a Topic

The first step is to pick a current event topic (2016-present) that you find interesting, since you will be spending time researching it. You will also need to identify relevant past events (prior to 2016) 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: