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Silas Deane. Key Ideas. Define “History”. Describe the process historians use to determine history. How do historians know when their research is complete?. History. “History is what happened in the past.” “What really happened.” - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Silas Deane

  • Key IdeasDefine History.

    Describe the process historians use to determine history.

    How do historians know when their research is complete?

  • HistoryHistory is what happened in the past.

    What really happened.

    Historians bring the past to the present, without distorting it

    Historians = Messengers Wrong!

  • Historyaccording to Davidson and Lytle History is not what happened in the past; rather, it is the act of selecting, analyzing, and writing about the past. It is something that is done, that is constructed, rather than an inert body of data that lies scattered through the archives.page XIXBeing courier to the past is not enough. For better or worse, historians inescapably leave an imprint as they go about their business: asking interesting questions about apparently dull facts, seeing connections between subjects that had not seemed related before, shifting and rearranging evidence until it assumes a coherent pattern. The past is not history, only the raw material of it. How those raw materials come to be fashioned and shaped is the central concern of the rest of this book.page XXIX

  • FactsHistorians collect, gather, select and then organize facts History

    Sources may matter:http://www.foxnews.com/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ These will be where the facts of the future are harvested by historians

  • Historyaccording to Davidson and LytleSummary:

    Facts + Methods = History

  • minor American diplomat to FranceIlya Lichtensteina second-rate diplomatD.R. LewisDeane does not appear in most American history texts,and rightly so. He servedas a distinctly second-rankdiplomatDavison and Lytle Silas DeaneSecond-rate or Founding Father?

  • Facts IDeane is sent to Paris to help conclude a treaty of allianceArthur Lee accuses him of cheating his country to make a private profitDeane writes letters that make him unpopular in AmericaHe goes into exile and nearly starvesHelped out by a gentleman friend, he buys passage on a ship for America as his last chance to redeem himselfHe takes ill and dies before the ship can leave; rumors suggest he may have committed suicide

  • Facts IIBen Franklin and Arthur Lee are members of the delegation to ParisEdward Bancroft is Deanes private secretary and an American spyMen who know Deane say he is talented but ambitious and ought to be watched

  • Facts IIIBefore Deane leaves, he visits an American artist, John TrumbullThe Boston Packet is delayed for several days by a stormOn the last day of his life, Deane gets out of bed in the morningHe puts on his clothes and buckles his shoes (last day of life)He eats breakfast (last day of life)When he takes ill, he tries to speak twiceHe is buried several days later

  • Historian Julian Boyd Helped out by a gentleman friend, he buys passage on a ship for America as his last chance to redeem himself+Before Deane leaves, he visits an American artist, John Trumbull=?

    (The Boston Packet is delayed for several days by a storm)

  • Suicide?BancroftT. PaineT. JeffersonJ. CuttingAnonymous obituaries

  • Edward BancroftFriend of Silas DeanePhysicianSpy for the USA

  • Facts revisited Deane is sent to Paris to help conclude a treaty of allianceArthur Lee accuses him of cheating his country to make a private profitDeane writes letters that make him unpopular in AmericaHe goes into exile and nearly starvesHelped out by a gentleman friend, he buys passage on a ship for America as his last chance to redeem himselfHe takes ill and dies before the ship can leave; rumors suggest he may have committed suicide Deane is sent to Paris to help conclude a treaty of allianceArthur Lee accuses him of cheating his country to make a private profitDeane writes letters that make him unpopular in AmericaHe goes into exile and nearly starvesHelped out by a gentleman friend, he buys passage on a ship for America as his last chance to redeem himselfHe takes ill and dies before the ship can leave; rumors suggest he may have committed suicide

    Deane is going back to America!

  • Edward BancroftFriend of Silas DeanePhysicianSpy for the USA

    Double Agent?What does Deanes return to the United States mean to Bancroft?*

  • Silas DeaneWrite down the facts you would include in a brief biography of Silas Deane. Use the stick figure to create symbols of key items in your biography.

  • FactsDeane is sent to Paris to help conclude a treaty of allianceArthur Lee accuses him of cheating his country to make a private profitDeane writes letters that make him unpopular in AmericaHe goes into exile and nearly starvesHelped out by a gentleman friend, he buys passage on a ship for America as his last chance to redeem himselfHe takes ill and dies before the ship can leave; rumors suggest he may have committed suicide Ben Franklin and Arthur Lee are members of the delegation to ParisEdward Bancroft is Deanes private secretary and an American spyMen who know Deane say he is talented but ambitious and ought to be watchedBefore Deane leaves, he visits an American artist, John TrumbullThe Boston Packet is delayed for several days by a stormOn the last day of his life, Deane gets out of bed in the morningHe puts on his clothes and buckles his shoes (last day of life)He eats breakfast (last day of life)When he takes ill, he tries to speak twiceHe is buried several days later

  • Facts IDeane is sent to Paris to help conclude a treaty of allianceArthur Lee accuses him of cheating his country to make a private profitDeane writes letters that make him unpopular in AmericaHe goes into exile and nearly starvesHelped out by a gentleman friend, he buys passage on a ship for America as his last chance to redeem himselfHe takes ill and dies before the ship can leave; rumors suggest he may have committed suicide

    3. Answer is on page XIX (they do not ever really know, like a scientific theory)Yellow box = common understanding of history according to Davidson and LytleHistorians are activePieces of data and the ways in which historians come to choose, arrange, and explain that information (methods) is historyRags to riches (from humble beginnings) went to Yale-CT Committee of Correspondence-Delegate to 1st and 2nd Continental Congress1st foreign minister for the new USA!

    Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Paine all discussed his death second rate or a founding father?Page XIXfacts that every historian is likely to include

    Page XIXLess important facts - could be included or notPage XIXFacts appear too specific and/or unnecessary

    Historians cannot, do not want to, include all factsexample: Deane put on his clothes, what color were they? Pages XIX to XX? + anomaly Julian Boyd must reexamine theory

    -Deane was looking forward to the future, had plans (canal building, grist mills)

    (ship was delayed, where did he get poison in a fit of despair?)Edward Bancroft (9 January 1744 8 September 1821) was an American physician and double-agent spy during the American Revolution.He worked as a spy for Benjamin Franklin in Britain before the Revolution, and also while serving as secretary to the American Commission in Paris. During the latter period, he was also a spy for Britain, and reporting on dealings between France and the United States.

    By Deanes death he had a 1,000pound/year pension and was hoping for a Parliamentary monopoly on dyes.

    Had studied poisons in South Americafacts that every historian is likely to include

    Edward Bancroft (9 January 1744 8 September 1821) was an American physician and double-agent spy during the American Revolution.He worked as a spy for Benjamin Franklin in Britain before the Revolution, and also while serving as secretary to the American Commission in Paris. During the latter period, he was also a spy for Britain, and reporting on dealings between France and the United States.

    By Deanes death he had a 1,000pound/year pension and was hoping for a Parliamentary monopoly on dyes.

    Had studied poisons in South America had published book on medicine, etc.Facts I that every historian is likely to include - However, this leads to a pedestrian view of history - too straightforward and misses most fascinating parts of (his)story