American Geographers, 1784-1812: A Bio-bibliographical Guide

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Praeger, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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The first major work to identify the original generation of American geographers--teachers, writers, surveyors, cartographers, engravers, and others--who made significant contributions to the field of geography during the early years of the republic. As such, it represents a powerful research tool for scholars interested in learning about this group and the products of their labors. A comprehensive and inclusive reference work, this book depicts the individuals who engaged in the establishment and description of the United States. It includes information on people who were involved in activities that led to a remarkable body of information, maps, and literature of a geographic nature about the country.

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BEN A. SMITH is Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Elementary Education and Geography at Kansas State University. He has also taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and in Georgia public schools. He is the former coordinator of the Kansas Geographic Alliance, president of the Kansas Council for the Social Studies, and coordinator of the Kansas Geographic Bee. A former editor of Geographic Insights and The Journal of Social Studies Research, he has published widely.JAMES W. VINING is Professor of Geography at Western Illinois University.

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