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Historical atlas of the United States /
[text], Mark C. Carnes ; cartography, Malcolm A. Swanston.
imprint
New York : Routledge, c2003.
description
1 atlas (304 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 32 cm.
ISBN
0415941113 (hb : alk. paper)
format(s)
Atlas
Holdings
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imprint
New York : Routledge, c2003.
cartographic mathematical data
Scales differ.
isbn
0415941113 (hb : alk. paper)
general note
"Maps and design 2003 by Cartographica Limited."--T.p. verso.
"Text copyright 2003 by Mark C. Carnes."--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
4762466
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-287) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2003-06-01:
Carnes and Swanston's atlas depicts the history of the US from Asian migrations 18,000 years ago to the September 2001 terrorist attacks, using over 300 maps and little else. There are no illustrations or photographs. Each of the 21 chapters consists of one or two pages of introductory text followed by five to 22 pages of maps. A collection of presidential election maps and territorial growth maps, and a bibliography and index, follow the main body of maps. The chapter introductions are well written. Explanatory text boxes accompany some maps, and sequence-of-events notes accompany maps of battle scenes. Compiling a set of maps like this is a major undertaking, and the cartography, by Swanston (Cartographica Ltd.), clearly depicts the subject matter. Unfortunately, the base maps have minor errors and flaws, such as inaccurate depiction of rivers, lines that have no purpose, inaccurate bar scales, occasional mislabeling, and occasional features that are not explained. Despite these flaws, the atlas is balanced and comprehensive in coverage of subject matter. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and undergraduates. J. A. Coombs Southwest Missouri State University
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Summaries
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This full-color atlas is an authoritative guide to the history of the United States. From the formation of the continent up through current events and information based on the most recent census, this work uses the geography of the United States to portray the history of the land and its people. The 300-plus maps tell the engaging story of America with detailed, clear information; accompanying text highlights key information presented in each map. An indispensable tool for students and educators alike, the Historical Atlas of the United States is destined to become a classic in the field.
Unpaid Annotation
This full-colour atlas is an authoritative guide to the history of the United States. From the formation of the continent up through current events and information based on the most recent census, this work uses the geography of the United States to portray the history of the land and its people. The 300-plus maps tell the engaging story of America with detailed, clear information; accompanying text highlights key information presented in each map. An indispensable tool for students and educators alike, the Historical Atlas of the United States is destined to become a classic in the field.
Main Description
With over 300 full-color maps this large-format, richly illustrated atlas presents the vibrant history of conflict and change from the pre-Columbian world to the attack on the World Trade Center. The scope of the atlas is as diverse and wide-ranging as the country it depicts. Whether colonial uprisings, immigration, migration, Indian reservations, the Emancipation Proclamation, or the impact of Hollywood, the atlas charts both dramatic, sweeping events and slow, enduring developments. Two special map sections describe all presidential elections and the territorial growth of the country. Includes index, detailed captions, and twenty-one chapter introductions. Also includes 311 color maps and illustrations. An indispensable tool for students and educators alike, theHistorical Atlas of the United Statesis destined to become a classic in every library.
Main Description
Designed for all libraries, this large-format, full-color atlas is an authoritative guide to the history of the United States. From the formation of the continent up through current events and information based on the most recent census, this work uses the geography of the United States to portray the history of the land and its people. The 300-plus maps tell the engaging story of America with detailed, clear information; accompanying text highlights key information presented in each map. An indispensable tool for students and educators alike, the Historical Atlas of the United Statesis destined to become a classic in the field.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This full-colour atlas is an authoritative guide to the history of the USA. The atlas uses the geography of the USA to portray the history of the land and its people.
Back Cover Copy
Designed for all libraries, this large-format, full-color atlas is an authoritative guide to the history of the United States. From the formation of the continent up through current events and information based on the most recent census, this work uses the geography of the United States to portray the history of the land and its people. The 300-plus maps tell the engaging story of America with detailed, clear information; accompanying text highlights key information presented in each map.An indispensable tool for students and educators alike, the Historical Atlas of the United States is destined to become a classic in the field.
Table of Contents
Sections include: North America
First Americans
Contact, Exploration by Europeans
Colonial Expansions and Settlements
Colonial Contention
The Eve of War
Revolution and War
The New State
People of the New Nation
The State Expands
War of 1812
Westward Ho
War in the West Discovery and Migrations
The State of Union
The Civil War
Reconstruction and Expansion
Course of Empire
The American Crusade
The Engine of War
Post-War America, At Home and Abroad
The New World Order
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