After the fact: the art of historical detection

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Knopf, 1982 - History - 388 pages
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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



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James West Davidson received his B.A. from Haverford College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. A historian who has pursued a full-time writing career, he is the author of numerous books, among them "After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection" (with Mark H. Lytle), "The Logic of Millennial Thought: Eighteenth Century New England", and "Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure" (with John Rugge). He is co-editor with Michael Stiff of the "Oxford New Narratives in American History", in which his most recent book appears: "'They Say': Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race

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