Douglas & McIntyre
Historical Atlas of the United States

Book details:

September 2006
ISBN 978-1-55365-205-2
Hardcover
13" x 9"
280 pages
Reference / Atlases REF002000
History
Reference
$19.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Historical Atlas of the United States

<p>Using more than five hundred historical maps from collections around the world, this stunning book is the first to tell the story of America's past from a unique geographical perspective. Covering more than half a millennium in U.S. history -- from con


AMERICAN HISTORY COMES ALIVE in this fascinating and essential book. The content ranges across centuries, from maps hand-drawn by Native peoples to satellite-based maps of Hurricane Katrina. Here are maps of Walter Raleigh's first English settlement, the French discovery of the Mississippi and the founding of New Orleans. Early exploration, the settlement of the West, major battles at home and abroad--all are depicted in graphic form.

The twentieth century is well represented: maps of international conflicts are accompanied by accounts of the more peaceful creation of a transportation network, plus the Depression and the New Deal, Cuba, the Cold War and 9/11. Many of the maps have never before been published, including American war strategy maps and those of missile emplacements, and a Russian target map of Washington, D.C.

About the Author

Derek  Hayes

Derek Hayes

Derek Hayes, a geographer by training, has a passion for old maps and what they can reveal about the past. He is the author of the bestselling Historical ...

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