Review by Choice Review
Sheehan-Dean (Univ. of North Florida) offers an atlas of the American Civil War that is very colorful and easy to read. The atlas covers more than just battles; it also addresses topics like political election outcomes, industrial statistics, and agriculture. The volume's scope extends to topics focused on the period before and after the Civil War, like Reconstruction. The maps have at least one error (that of mistakenly calling Indian Territory Oklahoma). The format features two pages--a one-page summary of a battle or topic on the left page and a map on the right. The summaries and maps are succinct (as they should be for an atlas of this type). Another plus is the price, which makes this atlas affordable to both individuals and libraries. The maps are not crowded with too much information, and they provide good coverage of the high points. This volume will be useful to Civil War enthusiasts and scholars alike for quick reference, and will serve as an introduction to the Civil War for beginning researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. B. S. Exton St. Gregory's University
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