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Mapping the nation : history and cartography in nineteenth-century America

Autor: Susan Schulten
Editorial: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012]
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
Base de datos:WorldCat
Resumen:
"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
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Susan Schulten
ISBN: 9780226740683 0226740684
Número OCLC: 756577822
Descripción: xii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contenido: Introduction --
PART ONE. MAPPING THE PAST --
The graphic foundations of American history --
Capturing the past through maps --
PART TWO. MAPPING THE PRESENT --
Disease, expansion, and the rise of environmental mapping --
Slavery and the origin of statistical cartography --
The cartographic consolidation of America --
Conclusion.
Responsabilidad: Susan Schulten.
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