By Karen M, Professor Morin
The American Geographical Society was once the pre-eminent geographical society within the nineteenth-century U.S. This publication explores how geographical wisdom and practices took form as a civic company, below the management of Charles P. Daly, AGS president for 35 years (1864-1899). The beliefs and programmatic pursuits of the AGS hyperlink to large institutional, societal, and spatial contexts that drove curiosity in geography itself within the post-Civil conflict interval, and likewise hyperlink to Charles Daly's own function as manhattan civic chief, pupil, respected big apple pass judgement on, and particularly, popularizer of geography.
Daly's management in a few civic and social reform explanations resonated heavily together with his paintings as geographer, akin to his impact in tenement housing and road sanitation reform in big apple urban. Others of his initiatives served advertisement pursuits, together with in American railroad improvement and colonization of the African Congo. Daly was once additionally New York's such a lot influential entry element to the Arctic within the latter 19th century. via telling the tale of the nineteenth-century AGS and Charles Daly, this ebook offers a severe appraisal of the function of specific actors, associations, and practices considering the advance and advertising of geography within the mid-nineteenth century U.S. that's lengthy overdue.
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Civic Discipline: Geography in America, 1860-1890 (Studies in Historical Geography) by Karen M, Professor Morin