What happens when three history professors encounter a mysterious historical source? This video is the first of four episodes in the series: "Three Professors and a Primary Source." Episode 1, "Introducing the Historian's Toolkit" demonstrates the method and process of understanding a historical source. Here, three history professors engage in friendly and scholarly debate about the meaning of a historical speech upon their first reading of it during this exercise. Episode 1 guides students of history through this important process and demystifies the process of reading, interpreting and analyzing a historical source.
Thanks to Dr. John Tucker, Dr. Todd Bennett, and Dr. Ken Wilburn for their participation in this exercise. Also, thanks to Dr. Chad Ross, Videographer Robert Passell, and the 2013-2014 TQP team at the College of Education, East Carolina University.