After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection, Volume 1

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McGraw-Hill, 1992 - United States - 398 pages
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Volume 1 of a 2-volume work that uses 15 dramatic episodes in American history to show students how historians go about the business of interpreting the past. It discusses historical methods within the context of an historical narrative so that students may learn about American history at the same time as seeing how historians use a variety of evidence (diaries, letters, photographs and records) and methods to explain the past.

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I am reasonably sure this is a college textbook, but it's shameful something which ought to be the foundation of an education of history seems to be tucked away and forgotten by our education system ... Read full review

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This is a must-have book for anyone who reads, studies, or writes about history. This book covers many different periods in American History, and explains what researchers need to look for in order to ... Read full review

Contents

ONE Serving Time in Virginia
1
TWO The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Salem
22
THREE Declaring Independence
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About the author (1992)

Historian and writer James West Davidson received his B.A. from Haverford College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He currently lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

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