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Historical atlas of the United States : with original maps

Author: Derek Hayes
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first peoples -- Cities of gold, cities of mud -- A French claim to America -- The first English settlement -- A new kind of Englishman -- A river runs through it -- Colonial America -- A French empire in America -- Across the mountain barrier -- The end of the French empire -- Indians and an advancing frontier -- Lines in a wilderness -- Spanish America -- The last days of colonial America -- The shot heard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Maps
Material Type: Atlas, Internet resource
Document Type: Map, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Hayes
ISBN: 9780520250369 0520250362
OCLC Number: 76856131
Description: 1 atlas (280 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
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Contents: 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 conception to colonization to Hurricane Katrina--this atlas documents the discoveries and explorations, the intrigue and negotiations, the technology and the will that led the United States to become what it is today. Richly detailed, visually breathtaking maps are accompanied by extended captions that elucidate the stories and personalities behind their creation. Coasts and mountains, rivers and lakes, and peaks and plains are described by explorers encountering them for the first time. These maps can convey explorers' ideas of what lay over the mountains ahead, their notions about what was discovered, and their explanations of the land's potential for sponsors back home. The maps can also show a promoter's attempt to sell his project to settlers or a general's assessment of a coming battle. They chart the wars that created and molded the country: the French and Indian War and the War for Independence; the Mexican and Civil Wars; the numerous Indian wars; as well as more localized battles of conquest and survival. Readers can follow the progression of map creation and design as more knowledge was gained about the American continent. Distilling an enormous amount of information into one handsome volume, the Historical Atlas of the United States highlights the evolution of geographical knowledge at the same time that it presents a fascinating chronicle of the expansion and development of a nation. Copub: Douglas & McIntyre
Responsibility: Derek Hayes.
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Covering more than half a millennium in US history - from conception to colonization to Hurricane Katrina - this atlas documents the discoveries and explorations, the intrigue and negotiations, the  Read more...

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"A beautifully executed achievement that raises the standard for historical atlases." - Bloomsbury Review "Destined to become a regional classic." - Seattle Times"

 
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