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From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow : how maps name, claim, and inflame

Author: Mark S Monmonier
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
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Brassiere Hills, Alaska. Mollys Nipple, Utah. Outhouse Draw, Nevada. In the early twentieth century, it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious, bawdy, and even derogatory names. In the age before political correctness, mapmakers readily accepted any local preference for place names, prizing accurate representation over standards of decorum. But later, when sanctions prohibited local use of  Read more...
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Monmonier, Mark S.
From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005014683
(OCoLC)60557388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Monmonier
ISBN: 9780226534640 0226534642 0226534650 9780226534657 1282094262 9781282094260
OCLC Number: 435630872
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 215 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Naming and mapping --
The quest for a national gazetteer --
Purging pejoratives --
Body parts and risqué toponyms --
Going native --
Your toponym or mine? --
Erasures --
Inscriptions --
Epilogue : naming rites.
Responsibility: Mark Monmonier.

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Interweaving cartographic history with tales of politics and power, this work is located within the struggles of mapmakers to create an orderly process for naming that avoids confusion, preserves  Read more...

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