Your GCSE History examination will award a large number of marks for source-or evidence-based questions and course work. What do we mean by a historical source? Historical sources are the raw material which a historian uses to write History. A historian’s sources are of two main kinds. Primary sources are the evidence which the past has left behind. Secondary sources are what historians have already written about the topic. This book is a secondary source for the study of Social and Economic History. You can read more about primary and secondary sources in Chapter 6.
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