Mapping the Nation
History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $32.00|
| Book Description: |
In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess the power of the South. After the Civil War, federal agencies embraced statistical and thematic mapping in order to profile the...