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Author Morin, Karen M.
Title Civic discipline : geography in America, 1860-1890 / Karen M. Morin.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2011]

Author Morin, Karen M.
Series Studies in historical geography
Studies in historical geography (Ashgate)
Subject Daly, Charles P. (Charles Patrick), 1816-1899.
American Geographical Society of New York.
Geography -- United States -- History.
Geography -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 245 pages) : illustrations, map.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Geography as Civic Discipline in Nineteenth-Century America; 2 Charles P. Daly's Gendered Geography; 3 New York City's Friend of Labor: Geography and Urban Social Reform; 4 Transporting American Empire: Rails, Canals, and the Politics of the "Geo-Personal"; 5 Arctic Science and the "Jurist-Geographer"; 6 "Geographical Exploration is Commercial Progress": In the Congo; 7 Postscript: Reclaiming Charles P. Daly, Prospects and Problems; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The American Geographical Society (AGS) is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States (established in 1851), and was the pre-eminent such society in the 19th century. This project explores how geographical knowledge and practices were understood, took shape, and made publicly available via the AGS and Charles P. Daly, the society's president for 35 years (1864-1899).
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409401445 (electronic bk.)
1409401448 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613015129
OCLC # 756041330
Additional Format Print version: Morin, Karen M. Civic discipline. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011 9781409401438 (DLC) 2010037090 (OCoLC)664114921

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