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Is It Possible to Intentionally Leave Behind a Good Primary Source for Future Historians?

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The question about how to intentionally leave a primary source for historians raises a lot of important questions about documents and the way historians do history. Historians always consider things like motive, perspective, context, etc. when looking at primary sources. So where does that leave someone who wants to craft something useful to a future historian? Another AskHistorians post: