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

Author: Susan Schulten
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In the 19th century, Americans began to use maps in extraordinary new ways. Medical men mapped diseases to understand epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate to uncover weather patterns, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Schulten
ISBN: 022610396X 9780226103969 9780226740683 0226740684
OCLC Number: 833574340
Description: xii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Susan Schulten.

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