Emma Willard and the graphic foundations of American history

  title={Emma Willard and the graphic foundations of American history},
  author={Susan Schulten},
  journal={Journal of Historical Geography},
  • S. Schulten
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Historical Geography
Abstract Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870) authored one of the most widely printed textbooks of United States history, and created the first historical atlas of the United States. By drawing maps, graphs, and pictures of the country's past, Willard helped translate the fact of the country as a physical entity into the much more powerful fact of the country as a nation. Given the current academic preoccupation with the production, experience, and depiction of space, Willard's experimentation with… Expand
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