After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection / Edition 6

After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection / Edition 6

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by James West Davidson, Mark Lytle, Lytle Mark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073385484

ISBN-13: 9780073385488

Pub. Date: 09/22/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073385488
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
96,518
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Strange Death of Silas Deane

Ch. 1 Contact 1

Ch. 2 Serving Time in Virginia 31

Past and Present: Is Slavery Dead? 51

Ch. 3 The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Salem 52

Ch. 4 Declaring Independence 75

Ch. 5 Material Witness 98

Past and Present: Inside the Information Revolution 123

Ch. 6 Jackson's Frontier - and Turner's 124

Ch. 7 The Madness of John Brown 148

Ch. 8 The View from the Bottom Rail 171

Past and Present: Whose Oral History? 201

Ch. 9 The Mirror with a Memory 203

Past and Present: Why Can't I See Them Now? 227

Ch. 10 USDA Government Inspected 229

Ch. 11 Sacco and Vanzetti 256

Past and Present: The Mending Wall? 282

Ch. 12 Dust Bowl Odyssey 284

Ch. 13 The Decision to Drop the Bomb 310

Past and Present: Truckstop Atomic Science 337

Ch. 14 From Rosie to Lucy 339

Ch. 15 Sitting-In 366

Ch. 16 Breaking into Watergate 396

Ch. 17 Where Trouble Comes 420

Credits 449

Index 452

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