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6th Edition

The Routledge Atlas of American History

ISBN 9780415488396
Published January 22, 2010 by Routledge
192 Pages 163 B/W Illustrations

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The Routledge Atlas of American History presents a series of 163 clear and detailed maps, accompanied by informative captions, facts and figures. The complete history of America is unravelled through vivid representations of all the significant landmarks, including:

  • Politics – from the struggle against slavery and the battle for black voting rights to the present day, including the results of the 2008 Presidential election
  • Military Events – from the War of Independence to the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf, including additional new maps covering the war in Iraq and the American campaign in Afghanistan.
  • Social History – including the fate of the American Indians, the growth of female emancipation, and recent population movements and immigration
  • Transport – from nineteenth-century railroads and canals to the growth of air travel and recent ventures into space
  • Economics – from early farming and industry to urbanisation and the ecological struggles of the present day

This revised edition is fully updated to cover the 2008 presidential election, and also addresses President Obama’s healthcare policy and first overseas travels. New maps have been drawn which detail the problem of pollution, as well as the most recent developments in US relations with Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Table of Contents

New maps to be added: Pollution: Domestic and from Overseas Iraq: the Continuing Struggle Afghanistan: the Continuing Struggle The 2008 Presidential Election Results President Obama's First Overseas Travels, January-May 2008

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Sir Martin Gilbert is one of the leading historians of his generation. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford – of which he was a Fellow for thirty years – he is the official biographer of Churchill and the author of eighty-three books, among them Churchill - A Life and Churchill and America. For more information please visit


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