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United States History

Primary and secondary sources for the study of US History


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US History Images and Film

Images are becoming easier to find these days, thanks to the Internet. However, you do need to think about copyright if you are going to use images in publications, on web sites, and so on.

The easiest source for images is to do a Google search and click on the Images link near the top of the page. Be careful about trusting the descriptions of these images—they may not be historically accurate. Here are some other, more reliable sources:

Still Images

Moving Images