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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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"In the age before political correctness, mapmakers readily accepted any local preference for place names, prizing accurate representation over standards of decorum." "From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow probes this little-known chapter in American cartographic history by considering the intersecting efforts to computerize mapmaking, standardize geographic names, and respond to public concern over ethnically  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Monmonier, Mark S.
From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607794739
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Monmonier
ISBN: 0226534650 9780226534657 9780226534664 0226534669
OCLC Number: 60557388
Description: xiv, 215 pages : illustrations, maps ; 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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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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