assignment 4, you've got it backwards, and other readings

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Nick Andriola Hisp 0103 Assignment 4 “You’ve Got it Backwards” “Many saw the house as an object lesson for their descendants as to how they came along. While this method of research may seem to subjective, no other sources where available.” (pg. 12) The Author, was hired to figure out how the shack that has been reassembled at the Smithsonian was actually furnished. He was initially given minimal resources at his disposal. There were no official documents that included the shack. No court papers or historical documents related to it. So to correctly resemble the original furnishings of the shack, the author had to interview people who had lived or had visited the house to obtain a correct representation of the shack. The problem with this kind of research is that the base of all the information is human memories, which are not very official. Human memories can change dramatically over the years, one persons memory of an event can be different then another person’s memory of the same event. Also the people that forget things, try to reconstruct the memories artificially, and
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