Review by Choice Review
Various approaches to map use have been researched, and Bosse's work is another addition to the growing literature. It treats the use of maps during the Civil War era and describes how newsprint relayed events. A definite historical atlas, this book provides information often ignored by historians. As such, its value is enormous. The book's first section sets the pace for the following map section. Bosse discusses the map makers, production of journalistic mapping, design, and appearance. The second section features high-quality map reproductions (black-and-white) from several newspapers (mostly from the then three major New York City papers). Each reproduction is followed by a one-page examination of the events shown on the map, with map and essay paging conveniently facing each other. The rich and helpful bibliography includes primary archival sources. Civil War aficionados, upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists will want to consult this book. L. Yacher; Southern Connecticut State University
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