After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection, Volume 1

After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection, Volume 1
Language English
ISBN13: 9780070156104
Author: James West Davidson
Goodreads Rating: 3.75
ISBN10: 0070156107
Published: January 1st 1992 by McGraw-Hill Companies
Genre: History

Volume 1 of a 2-volume work that uses 15 dramatic episodes in American history to show students how historians go about the business of interpreting the past. It discusses historical methods within the context of an historical narrative so that students may learn about American history at the same time as seeing how historians use a variety of evidence (diaries, letters, photographs and records) and methods to explain the past.