Mapping America's Past

Mapping America's Past

A Historical Atlas

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Full-color, double-page spreads consider historical themes and debates, including exploration, colonization, wars, political movements, gender relations, and the slave trade in West Africa. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

McMillan Palgrave
A historical atlas about people and ideas. Its themes range from exploration, colonization, wars, and political movements to issues such as family and gender relations, ethnicity, class, education, religion, demography, and disease. Each of the 120 full-color double-page spreads considers a historical debate or theme in detail, supported by graphs and illustrations and bound together by an authoritative text.


Book News
An intelligently prepared, densely packed, concept-oriented reference. Well-organized text and graphics explicate and clarify the environmental, social, economic, demographic, political, and cultural development of the United States and its geographical antecedents. Arrangement is in nine sections which are subdivided into 120 topics, each presented in double-page spreads. The atlas begins with pre-Columbian America and proceeds through colonial America, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, the early 20th century, post-war America, and current issues through the election of 1994. A sampling of topics: the myth of the Mound Builders, church formation in colonial America, fertility and the frontier, the Dust Bowl, white flight, prostitution in 19th-century New York, and energy vs. the environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Holtzbrinck
A historical atlas about people and ideas. Its themes range from exploration, colonization, wars, and political movements to issues such as family and gender relations, ethnicity, class, education, religion, demography, and disease. Each of the 120 full-color double-page spreads considers a historical debate or theme in detail, supported by graphs and illustrations and bound together by an authoritative text.


Blackwell North Amer
Mapping America's Past brings a sweeping range of historical details into sharp focus. Rather than simply charting activity, it explores the issues and the influences that have formed this country over the centuries, clarifying our environmental, social, economic, demographic, political, and cultural development. Its themes are as intimate as they are far-reaching: from utopian communities, Prohibition, gender relations, and segregation to exploration, colonization, the slave trade, immigration, and the containment of communism.
Each of the 120 spreads considers a historical debate or theme in comprehensive detail. Nearly 400 color maps, created specially for this volume, help to illustrate the abundant history of the United States, from pre-Columbian times to the present. With text by an acclaimed team of historians, and further enhanced by more than 120 paintings, engravings, and photographs that provide a visual commentary on the country's life and culture, Mapping America's Past is a vibrant and informative history that offers a truly new look at who Americans are.

Baker
& Taylor

Maps trace the development of the United States, showing environmental, political, social, and economic change

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805049275
0805049274
Branch Call Number: 911.73 C216m
Characteristics: 1 atlas (288 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 31 cm

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