What routes did slaves have to choose from when they wanted to escape in search of freedom-or flee after an ill-fated rebellion against white plantation-owners? Where are the historical centers of Southern Judaism? How did the New Deal rebuild the modern south? The engrossing text and vivid maps in this new historical atlas provide a unique geographical perspective on the history of the South. Coverage includes: the first European settlers and resultant Native American migrations, the Civil War, Reconstruction, bus boycotts, the contemporary fight against poverty and crime, and much, much more. Also inlcludes 50 color maps.
...an admirable addition to a host of recent books on the South aimed at the general reader. Frank, who teaches history at Cal State L.A., has managed in his maps, illustrations and text to elucidate concisely and imaginatively the complex social, economic, religious, military, literary and racial history of the region and to offer his own thoughts on the persistence of and changes in Southern character and identity at the dawn of the 21st century.