Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Dr. Craig H. Jones
“How the Sierra Nevada Made Colorado”
Due to the Coronavirus, Rocky Mountain Map Society’s meetings have moved online. Check out the lectures below!
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Susan Schulten is professor of history at the University of Denver, where she has taught since 1996. She is the author of A History of America in 100 Maps (2018), Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America (2012), and The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950 (2001), all published by the University of Chicago Press. Her work has been funded by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Henry Huntington Library. Professor Schulten teaches courses on Lincoln, Civil War and Reconstruction, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the history of American ideas and culture, the Great Depression, war and the presidency, and the methods and philosophy of history.
While under gathering restrictions, we are offering our lectures online via Zoom. We are also offering lectures from other map societies around the country for your enjoyment!
Date and Time: March 23, 2021 5:00 PM MT
Event Subject: “Make the Map All White”: Visual Strategies in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments”
Maps were essential tools for two of the most ambitious challenges to American law in the twentieth century: the suffrage and prohibition campaigns. Taking their cues from reformers of the nineteenth century, prohibitionists and suffragists used stark, persuasive maps to gain public support. Both movements began with regional strengths—suffrage in the west, prohibition in the south—and designed maps to leverage that regional power for their agendas. As suffrage and prohibition pivoted from state level campaigns to federal amendments after 1913, these maps amplified support across the entire nation. A closer look at the common slogan of the two campaigns, “Make the Map All White,” reveals the degree to which they also navigated—and exploited—racial and ethnic divisions in order to achieve their legislative and constitutional goals.
Meeting Place: Via Zoom.
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Organized in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Map Society. Sponsored in partnership with the Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain and Texas Map Societies