After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection

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Date

September 22, 2009

Format

Paperback, 512 pages

ISBN

0073385484 / 9780073385488

$

Your Price

126.00



Overview


Main description

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.


Table of contents

Prologue: The Strange Death of Silas DeaneChapter 1. ContactChapter 2. Serving Time in Virginia Chapter 3. The Visible and Invisible Worlds of SalemChapter 4. Declaring Independence Chapter 5. Material WitnessChapter 6. Jackson's Frontier-and Turner's Chapter 7. The Madness of John BrownChapter 8. The View from the Bottom Rail Chapter 9. The Mirror with a MemoryChapter 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





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