Atlas of the Civil War

A Complete Guide to the Tactics and Terrain of Battle

By Stephen Hyslop; National Geographic Society; Neil Kagan (Editor)
(National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9781426203473, 256pp.)

Publication Date: October 20, 2009

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In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of newly created maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America's most violent and pivotal clash of arms. From the Antebellum South to Fort Sumter, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the fitful peace of Reconstruction, National Geographic's "Atlas of the Civil War" displays eye-opening maps--and a gripping, self-contained story--on every spread.
Eighty-five rare period maps, many seen here for the first time, offer the cartographic history of a land at war with itself: from 19th-century campaign maps surveying whole regions and strategies to vintage battlefield charts used by Union and Confederate generals alike, along with commercial maps produced for a news-hungry public, and comprehensive Theater of War maps. In 35 innovative views created especially for this book, the key moments of major battles are pinpointed by National Geographic's award-winning cartographers using satellite data to render the terrain with astonishing detail.
In addition, more than 320 documentary photographs, battlefield sketches, paintings, and artifacts bear eyewitness testimony to the war, history's first to be widely captured on film.



About the Author


Billie W. Kapp, a Social Studies consultant for the Connecticut Geographic Alliance, acted as chief educational consultant for this atlas. She is a PIER Fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

Neil Kagan, formerly publisher of "Time-Life Books," now heads Kagan & Associates, creators of innovative illustrated books. Over his 30-year career he has developed such award-winning book series as "Voices of the Civil War, What Life Was Like, Our American Century," and the "Time-Life Student Library."
Jerry H. Bentley, head of "The Concise History's" advisory board is Professor of History at the University of Hawaii, editor of the "Journal of World History," and an expert in the history of cross-cultural interactions.
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