Representing the Republic: Mapping the United States 1600-1900

By: Short, John Rennie, Professor

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"Representing the Republic" provides an intriguing account of the mapping of America from its colonial origins to 1900. The most significant maps and mapmakers are discussed in a survey that begins with the first European mappings of New Netherlands in the early seventeenth century and concludes with the Rand McNally atlases of the 1890s.
Maps tell us a great deal about the transformation of America's national identity. Having undertaken extensive research in map collections, including work with rare archival materials, prominent geographer John Rennie Short provides an account of how maps have both embodied and reflected power, conflict and territorial expansion over time, opening a new perspective on North American history and geography.

Title: Representing the Republic: Mapping the United States 1600-1900

Author: Short, John Rennie, Professor

Categories: Maps & Geography,

Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS:

ISBN Number: 1861890869

ISBN Number 13: 9781861890863

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 890869

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