Everything you need to understand or teach After the Fact by Jams Wst Davidson.
"After the Fact" is a text on the various methods a historian has at his disposal to help interpret the events of the past. The authors are both historians and History professors specializing in American history, and they draw from the history of the United States to provide illustrations of the concepts they seek to describe.
The book is subtitled "The Art of Historical Detection," and each chapter is dedicated to an individual "detection" technique that the historian can apply to more deeply explore and reconstruct events from the past. The idea of the book is conveyed in an extended introduction that looks at the life of an 18th-century diplomat named Silas Deane who died in mysterious circumstances.
After the introduction, the authors present thirteen chapters, each one using a significant episode in American history to examine the "art" of historical investigation and interpretation. They begin with the...