Few reference works are as valuable to scholars and non-scholars as an historical atlas.The Historical Atlas of West Virginiais important title for libraries, schools, and every West Virginian who wants to understand how historical forces are mapped onto the state’s terrain. Frank Riddel’sThe Historical Atlas of West Virginiais copiously illustrated with maps, tables, and charts depicting everything from geological deposits and strata that have fed the state’s industries to the settlement patterns of the immigrants who settled in West Virginia. Using federal and state statistics, it also includes revelations from the national census figures since 1790.
2008ForeWord MagazineBook of the Year Award Finalist 2008 Southeastern Library Association Southern Book Competition, Honorable Mention for Typographical Design
Frank S. Riddel is originally from St. Mary’s, WV, and holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marshall University and a doctoral degree from the Ohio State University. He has co-authored two books published by the West Virginia Historical Education Foundation, West Virginia Government and American Government: The USA and West Virginia. He is currently an emeritus professor of history at Marshall University where he continues to teach West Virginia history.