HIS 100 Module Two Activity Template: Primary and Secondary Sources Replace the

HIS 100 Module Two Activity Template: Primary and Secondary Sources
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Non-graded portion: 
List your historical research topic here: 
Haiti Independence 
Graded portion: 
Distinguish between primary and secondary sources.
The primary sources give first-hand proof/evidence, and raw information about an event or issue, and those who witnessed or contributed to it provide such sources. On the other hand, secondary sources interpret and analyze, conjecturing upon, giving value to, and drawing conclusions on the issues or events reported by the primary sources. Examples of secondary sources include the works published by authors like books or journals, documentaries, etc. (Ajayi, 2017).
Differences between primary and secondary sources
Primary sources provide raw data, while secondary sources expound on the information provided by the primary ones.
Primary sources use first-hand evidence while secondary ones give value and analyze the secondary sources.
Primary sources serve as the first analysis object, whereas secondary sources interpret the analysis of the primary sources and serve as the second object of analysis.
Deep and exact happenings in events can be obtained from the primary sources, while the secondary sources only use an interpreted version to give information (Ajayi, 2017).
Explain why it is important to consult a variety of sources when conducting historical research. Include specific details and examples.
Using various sources in historical research, including both primary and secondary sources, enables the researcher to get a universal view of the historical topic, minimize bias from other researchers, and include several perspectives and voices in their research. Relying on a single source may result in inaccurate data. Still, when one incorporates several sources, it is easier to compare, contrast and link the information in those sources to arrive at a tied perspective about the historical issue and thus view the same from an accurate angle. For example, one primary source may indicate that seven people were involved in a historical event with fatalities, while the other three show that five were involved. It is possible to decide from the many sources that only five people were involved and so on (Ajayi, 2017).
Why should you avoid relying only on one type of source? What are the benefits of using a diversity of sources?
Depending on only one source type has many disadvantages ranging from the level of accuracy of the information, perspective, and views on an event or issue. Multiple sources increase the validity of the data/information provided in the research. For example, involving primary sources in research helps one get the real experience or feeling of what happened in a historical event. In addition, the secondary sources will help validate the provided information further. It is important to scrutinize the raw data and use its analyzed version to better understand the topic (Ajayi, 2017).
Identify one primary source that would help investigate your research question (include the title, author, and link to the source).
Haitian Constitution of 1801. By Theodore. The Louverture Project (Original work published in 1801 by Louverture Taussaid). https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/second/en213/syllabus2017-18/haitian_constitution_1801.pdf.
Identify one secondary source that would help investigate your research question (include the title, author, and link to the source).
The Haitian Revolution comes of age: Ten Years of new research. By Popkin, J. D. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0144039X.2020.1834279.
Choose a current event related to the subject of your historical research question and explain how they are connected.
One of the current events in Haiti is the increased worsening of its struggle a year after President Jovenel Moise was killed. The concerned authority has been unable to capture the involved individuals in the assassination. The country is currently facing tumbles in economy and violence. The current condition has led many people to become refugees in neighboring nations (Sanon, 2022). The event closely relates to the topic of research; Haiti’s Independence, in that during and immediately after independence, the country had a lot of problems with nations like the United States failing to recognize its independence over time, making the country face a lot of struggles economically and in governance. The lack of enough food to feed its citizens also characterized the independence times.
At the current event, where hunger is all over, there is a stumbling economy and a lack of political stability. The ongoing issues in the country are thus related to the affairs that characterized the country’s independence, including the revolution where there was a lack of support from powerful nations like the United States, leading to a poorly structured and developed economy being seen today. Another link between the current event in Haiti and the research topic is that Emperor Jacques 1 got killed shortly after independence. The country found itself in political chaos and a war that led to its division (Fuertes, 2010). Thus, the struggles today are not new in the country.
References
Primary sources
Black Agenda Report. (2021, October 6). Proclamation: Liberty or death, Jean Jacques Dessalines, 1804. Black Agenda Report. Retrieved July 10, 2022, from https://www.blackagendareport.com/proclamation-liberty-or-death-jean-jacques-dessalines-1804
Louverture, T. (1801, August 1). Haitian Constitution of 1801 – Warwick. Retrieved July 10, 2022, from https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/second/en213/syllabus2017-18/haitian_constitution_1801.pdf
U.S. Department of state. (2022, January 3). U.S. relations with Haiti – United States Department of State. U.S. Department of State. Retrieved July 10, 2022, from https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-haiti/
Secondary sources
Ajayi, V. O. (2017, September 1). Primary sources of data and secondary sources of data. Retrieved July 10, 2022, from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320010397_Primary_Sources_of_Data_and_Secondary_Sources_of_Data.
Fuertes, D. C. (2010, July 1). The Haitian Revolution: Legacy and actuality – JSTOR. Retrieved July 10, 2022, from https://www.jstor.org/stable/41945908.
Popkin, J. D. (2021, October 21). The Haitian Revolution comes of age: Ten Years of new research. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved July 10, 2022, from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0144039X.2020.1834279.
Sanon, E. (2022, July 7). Haiti’s struggle worsened in a year since the slaying of the president. AP NEWS. Retrieved July 10, 2022, from https://apnews.com/article/caribbean-arrests-port-au-prince-haiti-5a8917d2caa9f174ac94d7f40a5fa5c2.
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