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William Robert Shepherd (12 June 1871 in Charleston, South Carolina – 7 June 1934 in Berlin, Germany) was a U.S. cartographer and historian specializing in American and Latin American history.

In 1896, Shepherd made his PhD at Columbia University. He then studied in Berlin and finally became professor of history at Columbia University. He is best known for his Historical Atlas, published in several editions during the early twentieth century.

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For a collection of maps by Shepherd, see Category:Historical maps by William R. Shepherd

William Robert Shepherd (June 12, 1871 – June 7, 1934) was an American cartographer and historian. Shepherd was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a professor at Columbia University, where he specialized in American and Latin American history. Shepherd is best known for his Historical Atlas, published in several editions during the early twentieth century. He died in Berlin, Germany.

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  • Historical Atlas. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1911.
  • The Hispanic Nations of the New World: Our Southern Neighbors. Yale Univ. Press, 1919.
  • Historical Atlas. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1923.
  • Latin America. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1923.
  • Historical Atlas. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1926.

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