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April 1, 2014

Review: Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

In 1932, U.S. naval historian Charles O. Paullin and the eminent geographer John K. Wright published the first comprehensive atlas of America’s social, political, and economic development. Twenty years in the making, the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States contains nearly 700 maps extending across 163 plates and encompasses approximately 500 years of American history. This one-time state-of-the-art resource spatially analyzes topics ranging from the natural environment to far-reaching population and economic statistics to a number of social and political reform movements spanning the Colonial era through the first few years of the Great Depression. While the (Read More…)

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