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From squaw tit to whorehouse meadow : how maps name, claim and inflame

Author: Mark Stephen Monmonier
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stephen Monmonier
ISBN: 0226534650 9780226534657
OCLC Number: 469582718
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 179-199. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (215 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
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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