After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection: The Art of Historical Detection

Paperback | September 22, 2009

byJames West Davidson, Mark Lytle

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For more than twenty-five years, After the Fact has guided students through American history and the methods used to study it. In dramatic episodes that move chronologically through American history, this best-selling book examines a broad variety of topics including oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films and television programs, church and town records, census data, and novels. Whether for an introductory survey or for a historical methods course, After the Fact is the ideal text to introduce readers, step by step, to the detective work and analytical approaches historians use when they are actually doing history.

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For more than twenty-five years, After the Fact has guided students through American history and the methods used to study it. In dramatic episodes that move chronologically through American history, this best-selling book examines a broad variety of topics including oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films and television pro...

Historian and writer James West Davidson received his B.A. from Haverford College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He currently lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 0.8 inPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073385484

ISBN - 13:9780073385488

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Strange Death of Silas Deane

Chapter 1. Contact

Chapter 2. Serving Time in Virginia

Chapter 3. The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Salem

Chapter 4. Declaring Independence

Chapter 5. Material Witness

Chapter 6. Jackson's Frontier-and Turner's

Chapter 7. The Madness of John Brown

Chapter 8. The View from the Bottom Rail

Chapter 9. The Mirror with a Memory

Chapter 10. USDA Government Inspected

Chapter 11. Sacco and Vanzetti

Chapter 12. Dust Bowl Odyssey

Chapter 13. The Decision to Drop the Bomb

Chapter 14. From Rosie to Lucy

Chapter 15. Sitting In

Chapter 16. Breaking Into WaterGate

Chapter 17. Where Trouble Comes