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
(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