Karen M. Morin's Civic Discipline: Geography in America, 1860-1890 (Studies PDF

By Karen M. Morin

the yankee Geographical Society was once the pre-eminent geographical society within the nineteenth-century U.S. This ebook explores how geographical wisdom and practices took form as a civic firm, less than the management of Charles P. Daly, AGS president for 35 years (1864-1899). The beliefs and programmatic pursuits of the AGS hyperlink to vast institutional, societal, and spatial contexts that drove curiosity in geography itself within the post-Civil battle interval, and in addition hyperlink to Charles Daly's own function as big apple civic chief, student, respected manhattan 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, corresponding to his impact in tenement housing and highway 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 aspect to the Arctic within the latter 19th century. via telling the tale of the nineteenth-century AGS and Charles Daly, this e-book offers a severe appraisal of the position of specific actors, associations, and practices enthusiastic about the improvement and merchandising of geography within the mid-nineteenth century U.S. that's lengthy overdue.

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