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Author Hayes, Derek, 1947-
Title Historical atlas of the United States : with original maps / Derek Hayes.
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
Book Cover
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor2 Folio/Oversize  G1201.S1 H4 2007    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 1 atlas (280 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 35 cm.
Note Copyright: Derek Hayes.
"First published in 2006 by Douglas & McIntyre, Ltd. ... Vancouver, BC ..."--T.p. verso.
LC copy signed by author. DLC
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-271) and index.
Contents The first peoples -- Conceptions of a continent -- 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 round the world -- Defining America -- America independent -- A man and a brother -- A capital on the Potomac -- Seas where they ought not to be -- Voyages to the Northwest -- Across a new America -- Finding routes West -- Indian maps -- Americæ Pars -- The rockets' red glare -- The decline of Spain -- A trail of tears -- Populating a heartland -- Remember the Alamo -- The trail West -- A northern boundary complete -- War with Mexico -- Blackrobe's treaty -- New Amsterdam, New York -- The great coastal survey -- Steam and iron rails -- Surveys for a Pacific railroad -- A house divided -- The transcontinental link -- Chicagou, Chicago -- I will fight no more forever -- Surveys for science -- LA: from pueblo to Suburbia -- The art of the bird's-eye -- A gilded age -- Facilitators of a modern age -- American Alaska -- American Aloha -- An American empire -- A world safe for democracy -- Boom, bust, and a New Deal -- Good roads everywhere -- America takes to the skies -- Pictorial maps -- A day of infamy -- Cold and other wars.
Summary "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."--Publisher description.
Subject United States -- Historical geography -- Maps.
Related Names University of California Press.
ISBN 0520250362 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520250369 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 70858597