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After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection

After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection
Author: James West Davidson - Mark Lytle
ISBN 13: 9780073385488
ISBN 10: 73385484
Edition: 6
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2009-09-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $86.86

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.