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Capturing the Past through Maps

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When the American educator Emma Willard traveled to Europe in September 1854, she met Johann Georg Kohl, a German cartographer and geographer who had spent years compiling an archive of maps related ... More


The Graphic Foundations of American History

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In colonial America, maps were rarely used to make sense of the past. The birth of the American Republic made maps an important tool for documenting a “national” past that extended back to the ... More


Introduction

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A map can translate data into visual form and give it meaning. These “thematic” or “weighted” maps are used to identify particular types of information or relationships. By contrast, traditional maps ... More


Conclusion

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Francis Amasa Walker's Statistical Atlas of the United States, published in 1874, was unlike anything that most Americans had ever seen. But he soon realized that these new forms of cartography would ... More


A Cartographic View of Kentucky’s Watershed and Landscapes: The Early Years and Modern Accomplishments

Daniel I. Carey

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter illustrates the evolution of mapping in Kentucky from pre-colonial days until the present. Historical maps helped guide the settlement of the land. Digital mapping, satellite and aerial ... More


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