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After the Fact : The Art of Historical Detection,9780073385488

After the Fact : The Art of Historical Detection

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Edition: 6th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/22/2009
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education


For more than twenty-five years,After the Facthas 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

Preliminary Toc Prologue: The Strange Death of Silas Deane: The Problem of Selecting Evidence
Serving Time in Virginia: The Perspectives of Evidence in Social History
The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Salem: Studying Crisis at the Community Level
Declaring Independence: The Strategies of Documentary Analysis
Material Witness: Hearth and Home in the Material Culture of a Market Economy
Jackson's Frontier-and Turners: History and Grand Theory
The Madness of John Brown: The Uses of Psychohistory
The View from the Bottom Rail: Oral History and the Freedpeople
The Mirror with a Memory: Photographic Evidence and the Urban Scene
USDA Government Inspected: The Jungle of Political History
Sacco and Vanzetti: The Case of History versus Law
Dust Bowl Odyssey: The Collective History of a Migration
The Decision to Drop the Bomb: The Uses of Models in History
From Rosie to Lucy: The Mass Media and Images of Women in the 1950s
Sitting In
Breaking Into WaterGate
Where Trouble Comes: History and Myth in the Films of Vietnam
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