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HIST337: Social Violence in America


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Bostonians tar and feather

Johnston, David Claypoole, Lithographer. The Bostonians paying the excise-man or tarring & feathering / copied on stone by D. C. Johnston from a print published in London. United States Boston Massachusetts, 1830. Boston: Pendleton. Photograph.

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Is this peer-reviewed? I can't tell...

1. Limit your search to peer-reviewed articles only within DelCat (our catalog) and in databases! Sometimes this is referred as a scholarly article. 
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3. Search for the journal title online and look at the publication process for submission...Does it say peer-reviewed in the description? Does it state a submitted article will go to readers? 

4. Peer-review generally is applied to articles and not books; however, books published by university presses almost always undergo a peer review process. University presses generally have two to three independent reviewers take a first pass through the book, then the press' editorial review board does a final review. You can find out who the publisher is for a book by going to DELCAT, clicking on the title of the book then scroll down to the page to find the section that says "Publication."

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