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After the fact : the art of historical detection

Author: James West Davidson; Mark H Lytle
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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In episodes that move chronologically through American history, this 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. The author introduces readers, step by step, to the detective work and analytical approaches historians use when they are actually doing history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James West Davidson; Mark H Lytle
ISBN: 9780073385488 0073385484 0077292685 9780077292683 0077292693 9780077292690
OCLC Number: 286445112
Description: xxxii, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The strange death of Silas Deane --
Contact --
Serving time in Virginia --
The visible and invisible worlds of Salem --
Declaring independence --
Material witness --
Jackson's frontier-and Turner's --
The madness of John Brown --
The view from the bottom rail --
The mirror with a memory --
USDA government inspected --
Sacco and Vanzetti --
Dust bowl odyssey --
The decision to drop the bomb --
From Rosie to Lucy --
Sitting in --
Breaking into Watergate --
Where trouble comes.
Responsibility: James West Davidson, Mark Hamilton Lytle.

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