After the Fact, Volume II, with Primary Source Investigator CD

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback w/CD-ROM
  • Copyright: 7/30/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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For more than twenty-five years,After the Facthas provided a time-tested, innovative approach to guiding 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 like oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films and television programs, church and town records, census data, and novels. Whether for the introductory survey or for a historical methods course,After the Factis the ideal text for any instructor who wants to introduce his or her students to what it is that historians actually do when studying American history.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Strange Death of Silas Deane: The Problem of Selecting Evidence

8. The View from the Bottom Rail: Oral History and the Freedpeople

9. The Mirror with a Memory: Photographic Evidence and the Urban Scene

10. USDA Government Inspected: The Jungle of Political History

11. Sacco and Vanzetti: The Case of History versus Law

12. Dust Bowl Odyssey: The Collective History of a Migration

13. The Decision to Drop the Bomb: The Uses of Models in History

14. From Rosie to Lucy: The Mass Media and Images of Women in the 1950s

15. Breaking into Watergate: Plumbing a Presidency through Audio Tapes

16. Where Trouble Comes: History and Myth in the Films of Vietnam

17. Contemporary Body Image and Gender: Our Obsession with Thin Women and Buff Men

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