The Primary Source Librarian

Dedicated to Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources

Looking Beyond Our Profession

| July 9, 2013

Even though social media has expanded our capacity to interact with educators from around the world, often our Twitter and other social media environments  still keep us fairly insulated from people outside our profession. I am occasionally reminded that I have something to offer those “outsiders” if I only remember to look. Last week my […]

Slavery: Textbook vs. Narrative History

| September 5, 2010

Once you have read a handful of narratives from the Library of Congress collection, Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project 1936-1938, you will never again rely wholly on textbooks to teach about slavery. These narratives tell more about the actual slave experience than any American history textbook can convey in a […]