After the Fact, Combined Edition with CD-Rom / Edition 5

After the Fact, Combined Edition with CD-Rom / Edition 5

by James West Davidson, Mark H. Lytle, Mark Lytle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072994010

ISBN-13: 9780072994018

Pub. Date: 07/30/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

For more than twenty-five years, After the Fact has provided a time-tested, innovative approach to guiding 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 like oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films…  See more details below

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For more than twenty-five years, After the Fact has provided a time-tested, innovative approach to guiding 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 like oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films and television programs, church and town records, census data, and novels. Whether for the introductory survey or for a historical methods course, After the Fact is the ideal text for any instructor who wants to introduce his or her students to what it is that historians actually do when studying American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072994018
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/30/2004
Edition description:
Subsequent
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Prologue: The Strange Death of Silas Deane: The Problem of Selecting Evidence

1. Serving Time in Virginia: The Perspectives of Evidence in Social History

2. The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Salem: Studying Crisis at the Community Level

3. Declaring Independence: The Strategies of Documentary Analysis

4. Material Witness: Hearth and Home in the Material Culture of a Market Economy

5. Jackson’s Frontier-and Turners: History and Grand Theory

6. The Invisible Pioneers: Ecological Transformations along the Western Frontier

7. The Madness of John Brown: The Uses of Psychohistory

8. The View from the Bottom Rail: Oral History and the Freedpeople

9. The Mirror with a Memory: Photographic Evidence and the Urban Scene

10. USDA Government Inspected: The Jungle of Political History

11. Sacco and Vanzetti: The Case of History versus Law

12. Dust Bowl Odyssey: The Collective History of a Migration

13. The Decision to Drop the Bomb: The Uses of Models in History

14. From Rosie to Lucy: The Mass Media and Images of Women in the 1950s

15. Breaking into Watergate: Plumbing a Presidency through Audio Tapes

16. Where Trouble Comes: History and Myth in the Films of Vietnam

17. Contemporary Body Image and Gender:Our Obsession with Thin Women and Buff Men

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