A-level History Coursework for AQA

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I'm currently completing my coursework for History and my question is based on the racism of the KKK and the Old Confederate States that delayed AAs from gaining civil rights.
There are some points that my teacher keeps hinting towards and is telling me to find evidence to support BUT I can't find anything from academic sources/books.
Is it possible for me to use website links? If I did, what would be the consequences?
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(Original post by zaythereveluv)
Hi all,
I'm currently completing my coursework for History and my question is based on the racism of the KKK and the Old Confederate States that delayed AAs from gaining civil rights.
There are some points that my teacher keeps hinting towards and is telling me to find evidence to support BUT I can't find anything from academic sources/books.
Is it possible for me to use website links? If I did, what would be the consequences?
One of the major foundation skills for history is research followed by identifying evidence that supports your claims.
If you have no evidence of your claims, then they are just claims.
Your teacher is telling you that you have nothing to support your claims and he will have to give you a poor mark if you cant provide evidence that your claim is true.

Websites tend to be a weak source of information but can be used.
You can use them but your teacher will view them as weak unless they are from a very respectable source and even then they wont be as strong as a recognised historian who checks their work.

You cant find any books on KKK, their actions and influence? Sounds to me like you arent looking hard enough. Your teacher is expecting you to find the evidence.

Use something like amazon to id books and but them 2nd hand.
Once you have one book it should lead yu to others via the bibliography.
I believe there are also specialist civil rights websites in the US?
If you cant support your claims with evidence, then choose something else.
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(Original post by zaythereveluv)
Hi all,
I'm currently completing my coursework for History and my question is based on the racism of the KKK and the Old Confederate States that delayed AAs from gaining civil rights.
There are some points that my teacher keeps hinting towards and is telling me to find evidence to support BUT I can't find anything from academic sources/books.
Is it possible for me to use website links? If I did, what would be the consequences?
There are many ways to gather sources for academic purposes. When I did A-level history (and studied the Civil Rights Movement like you) we were encouraged to use interview sources, news articles, books and journals. Try JSTOR, there's sure to be some good stuff from there if you can access it without issue.
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