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Author: James West Davidson,Mark H Lytle
ISBN13: 978-0073385488
Title: After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection
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Language: English
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 6 edition (September 22, 2009)
Pages: 512

After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection by James West Davidson,Mark H Lytle



by Davidson, James West; Lytle, Mark Hamilton. Publication date 1981. Topics United States - Historiography - Addresses, essays, lectures, United States - History - Addresses, essays, lectures. Publisher New York : Knopf. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II. City New York. Donor allen countydonation. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t6vx1g42f.

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

by James West Davidson (Author), Mark H Lytle (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0077292683. His publications include The Origins of the Iranian-American Alliance, 1941-1953, After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection (with James West Davidson), America's Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon, and, most recently, The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement. This book was a pleasure to read. The authors wrote about "historical detection" from the mindset of forensic scientists. I recommend this book (without reservation) to those interested in history.

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James West Davidson received his . from Haverford College and his P. 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). The authors of After the Fact offer fifteen chapters on various historical topics, not so much for the purpose of writing history as of thinking about history. The authors' opinions about the topics are therefore not so important, and it really doesn't matter whether you agree with them, though I found all of them quite interesting and insightful. 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

Personal Name: Davidson, James West. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book After the fact : the art of historical detection, James West Davidson, Mark Hamilton Lytle. 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

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.
Reviews: 7
Jugami
I know this is a book used more by students, but I highly recommend it for anyone who has any interest in history. I do think it should have been a 'new edition' instead of 'Vol. 2'. There were only two chapters that were different from the original, and the two chapters lost were the best choices compared to the ones kept. That said, the new chapter on women was eye opening when I think back to my own mother and aunts trying to be the 50's version of a domestic goddess and how it even affected me when I became a mother. Also I have to say DO NOT skip the Prologue! 'The Strange Death of Silas Deane' is riveting! All-in-all I would recommend this book. It's a lot cheaper than the first editions too.
Hystana
This text is fascinating, and a wonderful read. It's great that this book is available for rental in Kindle format for students who aren't going to need the book very long. (IE: me.) However, the Kindle formatting for this book is really bad. The print is tiny, notes and highlighting don't work, and I can't access the book from my iPhone, tablet, or PC. Really, really just a disappointing production of a good text.
Fearlessrunner
Anyone interested in history would enjoy this book, and learn from it, too. History is the story we tell about the past, and how the story is told is an art. The best historical art expresses truth and insight, and helps us to understand ourselves and others. When one considers that virtually all of our knowledge and perceptions, including scientific, are based on the stories we hear and believe, the art of history gains respect. The authors of After the Fact offer fifteen chapters on various historical topics, not so much for the purpose of writing history as of thinking about history. The authors' opinions about the topics are therefore not so important, and it really doesn't matter whether you agree with them, though I found all of them quite interesting and insightful. This book complements standard history books and is a great change of pace.
რฉςh
-not a professor or anyone of great intellect, you have been warned lol-
Short interesting paragraphs that raise many interesting topics and ideas.

Note:
If you are buying this instead of the most recent edition, the chapter numbers are a bit mixed and you will have to borrow someones book for a chapter that is in the new one but not in this one.
(Basically check the chapter name/subject or you will end up reading about Native Americans instead of Slaves.
lets go baby
Seventeen chapters and one prologue, each a self-contained story of American history. Each essay tells an interesting narrative while blending in lessons on historical research: how psychology can be used; how paintings, documents, and photographs are analyzed; how models and theories can aid interpretation; and so forth. It's a solid introduction to the craft, but its not meant as a comprehensive work on historical methods.

For having done exactly what it set out to do, five out of five.
Boraston
this is really interesting, missing a few chapters compared to the newest edition, but if you quickly compare you can figure out when you can borrow a friends... plus a new one costs like $100 and a little inconvenience to save $80 seems ok to me
Getaianne
Great book and a very interesting read. I had a professor read an excerpt from the book and it was so good, I had to buy it and read the whole thing. It is a great book for any historian!
Reviews stated that it read more like a novel than a text book. I couldn't agree more. It is a wonderful read packed with tidbits of information that was not in my elementary history books.