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John Russell Bartlett’s Literary Borderlands: Ethnology, the U.S-Mexico War, and the United States Boundary Survey

Robert Lawrence Gunn

in Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 historicizes Bartlett’s controversial tenure as Boundary Commissioner in terms of previous acts of scientific collaboration between the American Ethnological Society and the War Department ... More


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