Prologue: The Strange Death of Silas Deane: The Problem of Selecting Evidence 1. Serving Time in Virginia: The Perspectives of Evidence in Social History 2. The Visible and Invisible Worlds of Salem: Studying Crisis at the Community Level 3. Declaring Independence: The Strategies of Documentary Analysis 4. Jackson's Frontier, and Turner's: History and Grand Theory 5. The Invisible Pioneers: Ecological Transformations along the Western Frontier 6. Quilting in the 1840s and 1850s: Exploring Material Culture 7. The Madness of John Brown: The Uses of Psychohistory 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 MenDavidson, James West is the author of 'After the Fact The Art of Historical Detection', published 2004 under ISBN 9780072994018 and ISBN 0072994010.