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Mapping the Nation - a book by Schulten, Susan

Mapping the Nation

History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Mapping the Nation( )
Author: Schulten, Susan
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...
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Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Cartography
Travel / Maps & Road Atlases
History / United States / 19Th Century
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.942 x 9.906 x 0.55 Inches
Book Weight:1.078 Pounds

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