The Geographical Imagination In America, 1880-1950 by Susan Schulten

The Geographical Imagination In America, 1880-1950

bySusan Schulten

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In this rich and fascinating history, Susan Schulten tells a story of Americans beginning to see the world around them, tracing U.S. attitudes toward world geography from the end of nineteenth-century exploration to the explosion of geographic interest before the dawn of the Cold War. Focusing her examination on four influential institutions—maps and atlases, the National Geographic Society, the American university, and public schools—Schulten provides an engaging study of geography, cartography, and their place in popular culture, politics, and education.

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Susan Schulten is an assistant professor of history at the University of Denver.
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Title:The Geographical Imagination In America, 1880-1950Format:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
Part One. Making Geography Modern
2. Maps for the Masses, 1880-1900
3. Science, Culture, and Expansionism in the Making of the National Geographic, 1888-1900
4. Creating the Science of Geography, 1880-1919
5. School Geography, the "Mother of All Sciences," 1880-1914
Part Two. Geography for the American Century
6. School Geography in the Age of Internationalism, 1914-1950
7. Negotiating Success at the National Geographic, 1900-1929
8. The Map and the Territory, 1900-1939
9. War and the Re-creation of the World, 1939-1950
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index