These resources present information in graphic formats.
Most individual maps and atlases are located in the Map Library on the 3rd floor of the west wing in the Main Library.
There are a number of methods for identifying what is available in our catalog:
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Atlas of African-American History / James Ciment. New York : Facts on File, c2001. 214 p. Main Library E185 .C55 2001 : Text, maps, and illustrations introduce African cultures and trace African American history from the slave trade through the Civil War, emancipation, the early twentieth century, and the civil rights movement to the present. Although well written, it is predominantly a chronological, narrative text and less a reference guide. One questions the designation "atlas." Although maps are numerous, they are less prevalent than other graphic illustrations. The narrative text is undocumented, leaving the questioning reader no recourse to the original, fuller treatments from which the author has extracted his summary assertions. A brief "selected bibliography" of current, mostly secondary sources is appended, along with a useful index. The 67 maps are well chosen and clear but often illustrate only the broadest sweep of black history.
Atlas of American Diversity / Larry Hajime Shinagawa, Michael Jang. Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c1998. 166pp. Main Library and Map Library (3 West) Short Atlas Case E184.A1 S575 1998 : Covers African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites/European Americans. Provides bibliographic references to other resources.
We the People : An Atlas of America's Ethnic Diversity / James Paul Allen, Eugene James Turner. New York : Macmillan, c1988. 1 atlas (xii, 315 p.) Map Library (3 West) Supersize Atlas Case G1201.E1 A4 1988 : Information on race, ethnicity, and populations in the 1980s. Includes bibliography
For additional works, search the MSU Library online catalog with the subject : African Americans -- history -- maps