After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection

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September 22, 2009


Mixed media product, 512 pages


0073385484 / 9780073385488


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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 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

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