Leah Klocek and I connected a few months ago on the interesting and essential topic of historical research. Leah has been a professional researcher for two years. In that time, she’s done genealogical research, served as a researcher for a non-profit, and dug up primary source documents on various historical topics. Leah also fancies herself something of a writer and runs the website and small business Crossroads Historical Research.
This is the first of a two-part article on historical research. Over to you, Leah!!
We all know it’s tough to keep your head above water when you’re immersed in a historical research-based writing project. After all, history is long, and it’s only getting longer. Here are a few strategies that have kept me afloat time and time again.
Expand your notion of primary sources
The early days of working on my thesis (on the topic of anti-Western propaganda campaigns in…
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