{read online} After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection, Volume 1Author James West Davidson – Avengersinfinitywarfullmovie.de

Volumeof avolume work that usesdramatic 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


10 thoughts on “After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection, Volume 1

  1. Emily Emily says:

    so fun to read this book uses chapters to illustrate how historical investigation uncovering the truth of what happened in the past is equivalent to the seeminglyglamorous detective work used to solve mysteries in movies, tv, and real life so engagingly written, this book catapults students from feeling sort of blah, removed, and vaguely interested in the study of history, to being on the edge of their seats with interest, critically thinking, and most of all, vividly imagining w so fun to read this book uses chapters to illustrate how historical investigation uncovering the truth of what happened in the past is equivalent to the seeminglyglamorous detective work used to solve mysteries in movies, tv, and real life so engagingly written, this book catapults students from feeling sort of blah, removed, and vaguely interested in the study of history, to being on the edge of their seats with interest, critically thinking, and most of all, vividly imagining what might have happened in the past and the most probable, proveable way of how it happened Chapter on Salem witch trials especially juicy Rad read


  2. Matthew McDonough Matthew McDonough says:

    THIS is what history is all about


  3. 2bnallegory 2bnallegory says:

    Very enlightening and opens possibilities to whatcan be found then bald facts in textbooks


  4. Virag Virag says:

    APUSH torture


  5. Linda Sirois Linda Sirois says:

    Had to read this for my American History course in college..did not like the author s writing style in this book.


  6. Marisa Capellan-Battle Marisa Capellan-Battle says:

    This book was purchased as a text book for Historical Methodologies, but the book itself was very interesting and helped to change the way I view history and everyday current affairs The case studies were interesting to read as well.


  7. Pat Pat says:

    As a casual reader of history, I very much enjoyed the view of how historians work The examples were very easy to follow,and covered interesting topics.


  8. Walt Walt says:

    Supposedly a primer for historical research Most it should come naturally from college history classes.