American Geographers, 1784-1812

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide

by Ben A. Smith, James W. Vining


Provides an maps, books, and biographical information about American geographers, 1784-1812.

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July 2003


Pages 328
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Geography and World Cultures/General
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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.

Table of Contents

PrefaceAmerican Geographers, 1784-1812: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to the First GenerationNon-American GeographersUnclassified: Geography Items in QuestionReferencesIndexGeographers' Vocation/AvocationLocator



Geographers Smith and Vining have created a survey of major contributors and publications through 1812....Since little has been written about early geographers, this source is unique to the study of geography. Some geographers have no doubt been overlooked, but this is an essential addition to any collection supporting geographical or historical research. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and higher.—Choice

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