A Historical Atlas of West Virginia

A Historical Atlas of West Virginia

by FRANK S. RIDDEL
     
 

Few reference works are as valuable to both scholars and non-scholars as a historical atlas. Therefore, The Historical Atlas of West Virginia will be an important title for libraries, schools, and every West Virginian who wants to understand how historical forces are mapped onto the state’s terrain. This atlas also shows how the distribution of natural

Overview

Few reference works are as valuable to both scholars and non-scholars as a historical atlas. Therefore, The Historical Atlas of West Virginia will be an important title for libraries, schools, and every West Virginian who wants to understand how historical forces are mapped onto the state’s terrain. This atlas also shows how the distribution of natural resources intersects with various means of distribution. Frank Riddel’s The Historical Atlas of West Virginia is copiously illustrated with maps, tables, and charts depicting everything from geological deposits and strata that have fed the state’s industries to the settlement patterns of the immigrants who settled in West Virginia. Using federal and state statistics, it also includes revelations from the national census figures since 1790.

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From the Publisher

"The Historical Atlas of West Virginia is a significant contribution to the literature on the state of West Virginia... In all, a handsome and useful work . . . whose maps will be used by generations to come for a better understanding of our state."
Kenneth C. Marris, West Virginia History

"...fills a major gap in West Virginia historiography."
West Virginia Archives & History News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933202273
Publisher:
West Virginia University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,109,086
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Frank S. Riddel is originally from St. Mary’s, West Virginia and has undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marshall University and a doctoral degree from The Ohio State University. He has co-authored two books published by the West Virginia Historical Education Foundation. West Virginia Government was published in 1983 and American Government: The USA and West Virginia was published in 1990. He is currently an emeritus professor of history at Marshall University where he has continued to teach West Virginia History since his retirement in 2005.

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