Mapping America's past: A Historical Atlas

Mapping America's past: A Historical Atlas

by Mark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty, Patrick Williams
     
 

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

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805049275
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 12.32(h) x 0.94(d)

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