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The Resource A history of America in 100 maps, Susan Schulten

A history of America in 100 maps, Susan Schulten

Label
A history of America in 100 maps
Title
A history of America in 100 maps
Statement of responsibility
Susan Schulten
Title variation
  • America in 100 maps
  • History of America in one hundred maps
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. They capture what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared. As such they offer unrivaled windows onto the past. In this book Susan Schulten uses maps to explore five centuries of American history, from the voyages of European discovery to the digital age. With stunning visual clarity, A History of America in 100 Maps showcases the power of cartography to illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. Gathered primarily from the British Library's incomparable archives and compiled into nine chronological chapters, these one hundred full-color maps range from the iconic to the unfamiliar. Each is discussed in terms of its specific features as well as its larger historical significance in a way that conveys a fresh perspective on the past. Some of these maps were made by established cartographers, while others were made by unknown individuals such as Cherokee tribal leaders, soldiers on the front, and the first generation of girls to be formally educated. Some were tools of statecraft and diplomacy, and others were instruments of social reform or even advertising and entertainment. But when considered together, they demonstrate the many ways that maps both reflect and influence historical change."--Inside dust jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schulten, Susan
Dewey number
911/.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.S36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • America
  • America
  • Illustrated books
  • Illustrated books
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Historical geography
  • America
  • United States
  • America
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A history of America in 100 maps, Susan Schulten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Seeing the Past Through Maps -- 1. 1490-1600: Contact and Discovery -- 2. 1600-1700: Early Settlement and the Northwest Passage -- 3. 1700-1783: Imperialism and Independence -- 4. 1783-1835: A Nation Realized -- 5. 1835-1874: Expansion, Fragmentation, and Reunification -- 6. 1874-1914: Industrialization and Its Discontents -- 7. 1914-1940: Prosperity, Depression, and Reform -- 8. 1940-1962: Between War and Abundance -- 9. 1962-2001: An Unsettled Peace -- Afterword: The Road Ahead
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780712352178
Lccn
2018011133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • on1028881618
  • (OCoLC)1028881618
Label
A history of America in 100 maps, Susan Schulten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Seeing the Past Through Maps -- 1. 1490-1600: Contact and Discovery -- 2. 1600-1700: Early Settlement and the Northwest Passage -- 3. 1700-1783: Imperialism and Independence -- 4. 1783-1835: A Nation Realized -- 5. 1835-1874: Expansion, Fragmentation, and Reunification -- 6. 1874-1914: Industrialization and Its Discontents -- 7. 1914-1940: Prosperity, Depression, and Reform -- 8. 1940-1962: Between War and Abundance -- 9. 1962-2001: An Unsettled Peace -- Afterword: The Road Ahead
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780712352178
Lccn
2018011133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • on1028881618
  • (OCoLC)1028881618

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