Thesis ID: CBB130772253

Popular Geography Writing in America, 1783–1888 (2019)


"Popular Geography Writing in America, 1783–1888" is an intellectual and cultural history that traces the connections among geography writing, print culture, and nationalism. It challenges the conventional historiographical paradigm that understands antebellum and postbellum periods in United States history as fundamentally discontinuous. The study suggests that the published geographies of Jedidiah Morse, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Griswold Goodrich, Arnold Guyot, William Gilpin, George Perkins Marsh, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Albert Richardson, Clarence King, and John Wesley Powell created a popular discursive sense of equivalency between the physical landscape of a North American continent and the United States as a nationstate.

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Authors & Contributors
Thomson, Keith Stewart
Bedini, Silvio A.
Chaplin, Joyce E.
Coclanis, Peter A.
Coleman, Frank M.
Dorman, Robert L.
Business History Review
Early American Studies
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Ethics, Place and Environment
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Journal of British Studies
Oxford University Press
University of Virginia Press
Harvard University Library
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
University of North Carolina Press
Science and politics
Popular culture
Science and society
Natural history
Conservation of natural resources
Jefferson, Thomas
Marsh, George Perkins
Thoreau, Henry David
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Bartram, William
Carson, Rachel Louise
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
17th century
United States
Florida (U.S.)
Pennsylvania (U.S.)
Virginia (U.S.)
University of Virginia

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