Helen Keller graduating from Radcliffe College in 1904 (Wikimedia Commons)
Toussaint L'Ouverture French print,1802 (Wikimedia Commons)
The following sources provide overviews of people's lives who have had a large impact on history. The articles are a quick way to get background information and to identify key issues which you will want to explore further. When using an article in an encyclopedia, check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will list books, journal articles, and frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.