Series
BackStory
Episode
Here to There: A History of Mapping
Producing Organization
BackStory
Contributing Organization
BackStory (Charlottesville, Virginia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/532-j96057f616
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Description
We're devoting this episode of BackStory to maps, and asking how the ways in which Americans have charted space illustrate the ways in which they've understood themselves socially. Over the course of the hour, the History Guys explore the layered meanings of several key maps. These include a map that helped forge sectional alliances in the lead-up to the Civil War; a colonial-era map that illustrates how Native Americans understood space; a collection of maps that Woodrow Wilson thought might lead to world peace; and an 1890 map designed to minimize conflict over natural resources in the American West. And the History Guys uncover the curious story of the map that gave America its name.
Broadcast
2012-00-00
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:52:44
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Credits
Producing Organization: BackStory
AAPB Contributor Holdings
BackStory
Identifier: Here-to-There_A_History_of_Mapping (BackStory)
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Identifier: cpb-aacip-532-j96057f616.mp3 (mediainfo)
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Citations
Chicago: “BackStory; Here to There: A History of Mapping,” 2012-00-00, BackStory, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 22, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_532-j96057f616.
MLA: “BackStory; Here to There: A History of Mapping.” 2012-00-00. BackStory, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 22, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_532-j96057f616>.
APA: BackStory; Here to There: A History of Mapping. Boston, MA: BackStory, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_532-j96057f616