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History 14F: What's Your History: Background information

This guide was prepared to lead you to specific items for your What's Your History? class.

Background Material

"To know nothing of what happened before you were born, is to forever remain a child." -- Cicero

The books listed below are just a sampling of books related to historical events that might have affected your family. Some of these books are eBooks while others are print.  Use a keyword search in the online catalog to find books that might be helpful in your individual research.

In addition, I have included a link to our database, CountryWatch. You will find current information on each country including data on demographic, economic, business, cultural and environmental issues. You will also find historical information which might prove helpful for your research.

Social History Books

Country Watch

Reference Books

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