The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950 / Edition 2

The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950 / Edition 2

by Susan Schulten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226740552

ISBN-13: 9780226740553

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"What is the history of geography in this country? How have Americans been taught to see the world around them? Susan Schulten addresses these questions by examining how ideas and images shaped popular understandings of world geography from the 1880s to the 1950s, a critical period in history that saw the United States evolve from a relatively isolationist nation to…  See more details below

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"What is the history of geography in this country? How have Americans been taught to see the world around them? Susan Schulten addresses these questions by examining how ideas and images shaped popular understandings of world geography from the 1880s to the 1950s, a critical period in history that saw the United States evolve from a relatively isolationist nation to an international, economic superpower. Schulten examines four enduring institutions of learning that produced some of the most influential sources of geographic knowledge in modern history: maps and atlases, the National Geographic Society, the American university, and public schools."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226740553
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
Phoenix Fiction Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Pt. 1Making Geography Modern15
2Maps for the Masses, 1880-190017
3Science, Culture, and Expansionism in the Making of the National Geographic, 1888-190045
4Creating the Science of Geography, 1880-191969
5School Geography, the "Mother of All Sciences," 1880-191492
Pt. 2Geography for the American Century119
6School Geography in the Age of Internationalism, 1914-1950121
7Negotiating Success at the National Geographic, 1900-1929148
8The Map and the Territory, 1900-1939176
9War and the Re-creation of the World, 1939-1950204
Epilogue239
Notes243
Bibliography281
Index309

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