Mapping America's past : a historical atlas /
Mark C. Carnes and John A. Garraty with Patrick Williams.
1st ed.
New York : H. Holt, 1996.
288 p. : ill. (some col.)
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New York : H. Holt, 1996.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1997-06:
This heavily illustrated, colorful atlas will nicely supplement the historical atlas collection of most libraries. Carnes and Garraty (history, Columbia Univ.) and Williams (a former doctoral student there) incorporate in this work some of the latest historical scholarship (e.g., the myth of the underground railroad). In the same vein, the atlas reflects the recent expansion of social and cultural history with spreads ranging from public health to education. The atlas also does a good job of placing the US in global perspective. The clear graphics add to the book's utility and value, as does a selective but current bibliography. However, some topics are not given adequate coverage (e.g., the transcontinental railways, the western gold rushes, and the rise of the cattle industry). Some minor editorial lapses include typos and an incomplete key. Although neither as large nor extensive as the National Geographic Society's Historical Atlas of the United States (CH, May'89), this work is nonetheless a very interesting and useful atlas, recommended for both academic and public libraries. D. Liestman; Seattle Pacific University
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Table of Contents
Introductionp. 5
Pre-Columbian Americap. 10
Colonial Americap. 30
A New Nationp. 60
Slavery and the Civil Warp. 100
America in the Gilded Agep. 126
America in the Early 20th Centuryp. 158
Post-War Americap. 202
America and the World After World War IIp. 226
America, an Evolving Superpowerp. 254
Bibliographical Sources, Notes and Creditsp. 270
Indexp. 278
Dedicationp. 288
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