By Karen M, Professor Morin
The American 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 company, 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 huge institutional, societal, and spatial contexts that drove curiosity in geography itself within the post-Civil conflict interval, and in addition hyperlink to Charles Daly's own position as big apple civic chief, student, respected manhattan pass judgement on, and particularly, popularizer of geography.
Daly's management in a few civic and social reform reasons resonated heavily together with his paintings as geographer, reminiscent of his impression in tenement housing and road sanitation reform in ny 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 so much 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 offers a serious appraisal of the position of specific actors, associations, and practices serious about the improvement and merchandising of geography within the mid-nineteenth century U.S. that's lengthy overdue.
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