- Series: Routledge Historical Atlases
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 4 edition (December 26, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415281512
- ISBN-13: 978-0415281515
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,897,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Routledge Atlas of American History (Routledge Historical Atlases) 4th Edition
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The maps supply readers with interesting pieces of information in a graphic way that allows students a chance to see pieces of information about certain areas, often with trivial facts that are interesting. An example: page 38 gives a map of Native Americas who were expelled from their lands, and shows paths that groups took westward as the US government forced them to migrate so that US citizens (Native Americans couldn't be citizens at this time) could take their land. It includes data (how many Native Americans were expelled, how many died of disease along the way, etc.) that can be talked about and used in a classroom setting.
I would recommend this book if you are a teacher. I would highly recommend that you use the Amazon "Click to look inside" feature and browse the Table of Content to see if the maps will in fact help you present the information to a class. The current edition (Fifth Edition) goes up to 2004 with information, and gives figures of dead soldiers in the War in Iraq between March 2003 and December 2004 by state. I will admit that I am disappointed with the false cover-- mine has George W. Bush on it. I'm not making a jab at the former President, but am pointing out that I was hoping to see a nice map that lays out voting per state in the 2008 Presidential Elections between Obama and McCain. I noticed (afterward) that the book on display was published in 2005, and the Table of Content corresponds to the one I have, so it's not a huge problem. I want all to be aware that anyone else hoping for this information will not be disappointed--keep checking the edition and year published if you want something more up-to-date before purchasing it!
Also, the only table of contents is in the introduction which means that you don't easily click on the map that you want. Just remember that the location runs from about 145 to 160. That will get you to the TOC.
I'm disappointed at the price and the output. I am angry at the preview which only gives the introduction and does NOT give a map sample. If it had, I would not have bought the book. Whoever scanned this, or whatever they do to get it ready for the Kindle, should have looked at the result and said, "Gee, folks, we're not quite ready for this."
There is the downside that some of the maps are a little unclear. There are also a couple of maps (#51 and 52) dealing with slavery that show the Indian Territory as a part of Texas.
However, for a teacher of High School U.S. History, this is a valuable supplement. This is also recommended for any student of U.S. History (either high school or university) and anyone else who would like to get a spatial view of the currents of U.S. History.