After the Fact The Art of Historical Detection

ISBN-10: 0073385484
ISBN-13: 9780073385488
Edition: 6th 2010
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Book details

List price: $151.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 9/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

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..

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.

Mark H.Lytle received his PhD from Yale University and is Professor of History and Environmental Studies as well as Chair of the American Studies Program at Bard College. He is also Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard. His publications include The Origins of the Iranian-American Alliance, 1941-1953, After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection (with James West Davidson) and, most recently, "An Environmental Approach to American Diplomatic History" in Diplomatic History. He is at work on The Uncivil War: America in the Vietnam Era.

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