Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 2013, Vol. 75, p121-139. 19p.
MAPS, HISTORY of cartography, GEOGRAPHICAL research, WEST (U.S.), and WEST (U.S.) -- Description & travel
Charts made by great eighteenth century navigators, such as George Vancouver and James Cook, may seem flat and lifeless legacies, perpetuating the names of British nobility and Admiralty; but charts that reflect imperial aspirations can also reveal personal emotions. Behind the surveying, naming, and mapping of coastal features one can discern how the lives of these two men were geographically intertwined in a deeply personal way. Close reading of charts and journals reveals Vancouver's profound personal regard for Cook, and the permanent sense of loss that marked Vancouver's adult naval career. In the cartographic legacy, this obscure emotional bond still transcends time and space. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Nebraska History. Winter2014, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p230-245. 16p.
MAPS, COUNTIES, BOUNDARIES, LEGISLATIVE bodies, COUNTIES -- Law & legislation, LEGISLATIVE bills, NINETEENTH century, HISTORY, WEST (U.S.), NEBRASKA state history, HISTORY of United States territories & possessions, NEBRASKA -- Politics & government, and UNITED States
The cover story discusses the history of the creation of maps for Nebraska from 1866 through 1871, with a particular focus on devising county boundaries in the state. The role that the Nebraska legislature played in the state's county formations, including in regard to the role that the 1854 U.S. Kansas-Nebraska Act played in delegating power to the Nebraska territorial legislature to create districts and counties, is discussed. An overview of legislative bills on county formation, including in regard to the bill H.R. 104's becoming law, is provided.
SLAVERY, HISTORY, MINERAL industries, HISTORY of mineral industries, MAPS, GOLD mines & mining, NINETEENTH century, COLORADO state history to 1876, WESTERN United States history, 1848-1860, UNITED States, and HISTORY of United States territories & possessions
We commonly acknowledge that the extension of slavery into the West was a primary cause of the sectional crisis. Yet we tend to treat these two mid-nineteenth- century narratives as geographically distinct: a battle over slavery engulfs the East while mineral rushes and migration transform the West. Here the creation of the Colorado Territory is framed within both these developments as well as in the shifting conception of American geography in the 1850s. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]