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Era

a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

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Primary Source

materials that were created at the time the event occurred or materials created by those who experienced the event.

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Secondary Source

materials that were created after the event, that do not come from the time period.

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Sourcing

the process by which a historian analyzes/investigates/asks questions about the author of the document.

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Corroborating

the process by which a historian compares multiple documents to determine points of agreement and disagreement, in order to confirm the validity of the content.

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Euro-centrism

the belief that history should be told from the POV of Europeans

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Ethnocentrism

belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group

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Myth

a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people (typically false)

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Imperialism

a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries

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Genocide

systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

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Taino

a group of people that originated in what is now The Bahamas. First encountered with Christopher Colombus.

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Half-Truth

a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

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Fact

a true statement/something proven to be true

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Herofication

process of turning a person into a hero

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Justification

a statement in explanation of some action or belief

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Historical interpretation

The way a historian decides to interpret certain topics. This is based on their bias/history/experiences/social connections, etc.

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Racism

the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

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