"Topics are covered in two-page spreads that are visually and intellectually stimulating, as the author conveys information that reveals the diversity of the people, places, and events of the region."
"For the general reader who wants a short yet comprehensive introduction to the region, there's no better guide than "The Historical Atlas....few books so concisely convey to the general reader the anguished, ambiguous essence of the Southern experience."
-"Los Angeles Times, 1/00
"Routledge has produced two new historical atlases that should be popular reading material and useful reference sources in most public and academic libraries and in some school libraries.... The attractive format, the graphics, and the text make them good reads. Some libraries will want two copies of each, one reference and one circulating."
"I was particularly impressed with the scope and creativity of "The RoutledgeAtlas of the American South. One series of maps clearly shows Depression-era economic disparities between the South and the rest of the country by showing the ratio of people to cars, radios, telephones and tractors."
-"Seattle Times, Dec. 16, 1999
"Atlases are generally about as interesting to most people as watching paint dry, but "The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American South is an exception. Written by historian Andrew K. Frank, the book is a fascinating look at how geography and population have defined the South."
About the Author
is an Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Los Angeles. He is also author of The Birth of Black America: The Age of Discovery and the Slave Trade