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HIST 2232 - O. Gonzalez: Topics & Background Info

Finding background information

Library reference sources are a great place to find objective background information on your topic. They can also help you narrow your topic and discover keywords for further searching.  Below are some reference sources that cover the New Deal.


Choose to focus on one or more of these topics from the New Deal era:

  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Native Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Laborers
  • Working-class citizens

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Library Resources: Print & Electronic books

Below are library resources that will provide you with background information as well as give you some insight to the broad issues of the New Deal.