Social Half-hour at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6 pm
Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library
Please join us as we celebrate the publication of Susan Schulten’s book, A History of America in 100 Maps. Across five centuries, America has been defined through maps. Whether handmaidens of diplomacy, tools of statecraft, instruments of reform, or advertisements, maps document particular moments in time but also shape the course of history. Join us as we explore a diverse array of materials (with some special treasures from the Newberry) that both illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. Copies of the book will be available at the meeting.
Susan Schulten is Professor of History at the University of Denver. She is the author of Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America and The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880–1950, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door.