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History 299 - Human Rights in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850 (Watts): Home

Course guide for Dr. Watts' History 299 course, Human Rights in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850.

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The purpose of this guide is to help you identify and obtain library research materials on Dr. Sydney Watts' class:  History 299 - Human Rights in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850.  This guide will assist you in locating information sources for your various research assignments.  

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