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Atlas of American History
  • Authored by: Gary B. Nash and Carter Smith
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • ISBN-10: 0816059527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5952-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 911.73
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 352


This full-color atlas spans the entire breadth of American history, from precolonial times to the present day. Hundreds of vivid photographs, illustrations, and maps combine with graphs, charts, and boxed features to produce a lively, accessible reference. A perfect companion to Atlas of American Military History, this beautifully illustrated atlas contains complete coverage of the cultural, historical, political, and social history of America.

Beginning with the earliest settlement of the Americas more than 12,000 years ago, this stunning atlas integrates detailed maps with engaging narrative text. Unlike the competition, Atlas of American History gives thorough coverage of military history as well as migration, social, and religious history. It is divided into 10 chronologically arranged sections and is designed in accordance with the National Standards for United States History. Completely comprehensive and relevant, Atlas of American History includes a final chapter describing key operations in the war on terror. Providing accessible, authoritative coverage, this atlas is the perfect complement to any study of American history.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps, graphs, and charts. Index. Bibliography. Box features.

About the Author(s)

Gary B. Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. A co-director of the National Standards for United States History Project—a four-year project to develop broad national consensus for what constitutes excellence in the teaching and learning of history in the nation’s schools—he is currently Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary American history. He is the author of college and pre-collegiate history texts. Nash is the general editor of Facts On File’s award-winning Encyclopedia of American History.

Carter Smith has written numerous books on U.S. and world history, including Presidents: Every Question Answered, Mapping Epidemics: A Historical Atlas of Disease, and One Giant Leap for Mankind. He also edited the five-volume Life and Times in 20th Century America, as well as atlases of African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American history for Facts On File.

Reviews and Awards

"...scholarly in scope and material...written in lively language without footnotes...an important work and should be widely available to all Americans."
American Reference Books Annual


"...an attractive book, sure to captivate readers...a welcome addition that can be used as a supplement to textbooks or as a stand-alone resource."
School Library Journal

"...profusely illustrated...readable text and informative captions."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"...an engaging and concise history of the American people from native America to the present...more comprehensive [than the competition]...Libraries and school media centers...will find this a frequently requested work."
Christian Library Journal

"...fascinating...a lively and accessible reference."
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