In lieu of a textbook…
All of your readings will be posted here as pdfs or hyperlinks. You can also access them via hyperlinks in the syllabus. Choose whichever method is most convenient.
Week 3 – Maps as Metaphor
(M) Chase County Kansas, 1887.
Week 4 – Mapping the Geophysical World
(S) Michon Scott, “William Smith”
(M) William Smith, Geological Map of Part of Great Britain, 1828 (for blog, compare 1828 layer with one other layer)
Week 5 – Mapping Climate and Colonialism
(M) Alexander von Humboldt, Geography of Plants, 1805.
Week 6 – Mapping Race and Urban Development
(S) Kenneth T. Jackson, “Federal Subsidy and the Suburban Dream: How Washington Changed the American Housing Market,” Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (Oxford: 1985)
(M) HOLC, Residential Security Map, Omaha, 1936.
(M) Racial Dot Map, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia (Dustin A. Cable, creator), 2013.
Week 7 – Mapping Rural Development
(S) Geoff Cunfer, On the Great Plains, “Cunfer, On the Great Plains” (Texas A&M, 2005)
(M) Henry Gannett, Wheat/sq. mile, 12th census of the US, 1903.
(M) Geoff Cunfer, Figs. 2.4-2.7 (pp. 30-33)
Week 8 – Disease Environments
(P) On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 1855.
(M) Alexander Johnston, Geographical Distribution of Health and Disease in Connection Chiefly with Natural Phenomena, 1856
Week 9– Flooding
Week 14 – Conceiving a Global World
(M) Google Earth