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Mapping America: Exploring the Continent

by Fritz Kessler

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This book goes with my collection because it includes an entire tasty chapter of literary maps called "Imagining the Continent."

1. Being a Literary Map of the United States by Frederic Dornseif, 1942
2. The Book Lover's Map of the United States, by Amy Jones, 1949
3. Pictorial Chart of American Literature, by Ella Van Wall Leer, 1932
4. Black Writers for Young America, by Rachel Davis, 1976

One of the best things observed: The Pictorial Chart shows that Californian Robert Frost was born 1875 - and was still among the living when this map was published. Reading old books is a form of time travel!
  KaterinaBead | Mar 31, 2016 |
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"Mapping America: Exploring the Continent is a beautifully illustrated survey of America's cartographic landscape, featuring an array of maps that document its development, from early engravings, to the latest satellite technology. Following on from Mapping New York, Mapping England and Mapping London, Mapping America takes a similar approach in its presentation, thematically arranging a vivid collection of historic, demographic, cultural and artistic maps to aid the reader on their journey. Featuring four centuries of maps that depict the changing landscape of North America, Mapping America charts the continent through numerous landmark events and uprisings, including the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and more recent concerns, such as the environment and terrorism. From early maps depicting the country's colonial beginnings, through to contemporary maps depicting America today, the book presents the reader with a multi-faceted view of the North American physical and cultural landscape; from maps showing the electoral routes of Presidential campaigns, to the diminishing native communities shown in census maps, to the artistic, the imaginative and fantastic depictions of contemporary America"--Publisher's description.… (more)

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