About the Author(s)
Aaron Sheehan-Dean is Department Chair and Fred C. Frey Professor of History at Louisiana State University. He is the author of the award-winning The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War (2018) and Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (2007) and the coauthor of American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context, Third Edition (OUP, 2017).
"The Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War does an excellent job of taking what many see as mundane and turning it into something approachable for undergraduate students. In fifty-six remarkably accessible maps and brief narratives with engaging prose, it provides students with an essential background in Civil War history beyond the traditional military narrative. Moreover, the maps offer educators an indispensable tool to turn often dry numbers, complex military maneuvers, and vast geographies into straightforward visual records."--Jeff Fortney, Florida Gulf Coast University
"This atlas is a highly effective tool for creating the mental geography students need to understand the Civil War era."--Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College
"I could not imagine teaching my Civil War course without the Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War. I could not reach my students as effectively without it. It is tremendously helpful in relaying detailed information about important events and issues in a spatial form and also delivers precisely the right amount of information so that the maps make sense."--Amy Morsman, Middlebury College
"The Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War is a useful and informative resource. It is well written and organized and works both as an excellent introduction to the Civil War and also as a useful supplement for those taking a more in-depth course on the subject. It would also work well for someone touring battlefields or learning the subject on their own. I can easily imagine it being assigned in a course alongside other readings and referenced during in-class discussions."--Paul Milazzo, Ohio University
"This atlas does an excellent job of balancing a narrative history of the Civil War, broadly conceived, with maps that illustrate key data."--Charles Delgadillo, California Polytechnic University
"This atlas is an informative, imaginative, and detailed teaching tool that helps students understand the links among geography, terrain, combat, and politics in the Civil War."--Ken Heineman, Angelo State University