By Karen M, Professor Morin
The American Geographical Society used to be the pre-eminent geographical society within the nineteenth-century U.S. This booklet 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 wide institutional, societal, and spatial contexts that drove curiosity in geography itself within the post-Civil battle interval, and likewise hyperlink to Charles Daly's own position as manhattan civic chief, pupil, respected long island pass judgement on, and particularly, popularizer of geography.
Daly's management in a couple of civic and social reform motives resonated heavily along with his paintings as geographer, equivalent to his effect in tenement housing and road sanitation reform in long island urban. Others of his tasks served advertisement pursuits, together with in American railroad improvement and colonization of the African Congo. Daly used to be 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 booklet presents a severe appraisal of the position of specific actors, associations, and practices fascinated by the advance and merchandising 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