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Turning Students into History Detectives: A Conversation with Professor Amy Murrell Taylor

Amy Murrell Taylor is an award-winning professor in the Department of History at the University of Kentucky, and author of the highly praised Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War’s Refugee Camps (2018). In this brief interview, she discusses the use of primary sources in her history classes, and she shares techniques for inspiring undergraduates to become investigators of the past.


For other perspectives on the value of primary sources for research and teaching, please see the Readex “Scholars Speak” video series.  Here you will find concise conversations on this topic with Joanne B. Freeman, Amy E. Hughes, Stephen Aron, Daniel Feller and other scholars.


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