Our Country Has Become the Greatest
- Our Country Has Become the Greatest
- Full Title:
- Our Political History. Our Country Has Become the Greatest Among the Nations of the Earth
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- King, William C.
- Date posted:
- ID Number:
- Politics & Government
- The map is 10 x 16.5. The entire timeline is 41 x 176.
- Collector's Notes:
- This map illustrates the territorial expansion of the U.S., along with a timeline showing a variety of political information from 1776 to 1906 in graphic format. The balance of the timeline is ID #2106.02. Other maps in this publication detail the history of U.S. immigration. See ID ##2106.03-.04.
This map was typical of the period. From the middle of the 19th century, through the fervor of the Spanish-American War, and until the first stirring of World War in Europe, territorial expansion was one of the defining themes of America. The notion of "manifest destiny" supported the acquisition of territory, first across the continent, and then abroad. Maps reflecting and reinforcing those views were "standard fare" in American textbooks, atlases and other works. Schulten 2012, 58, 187-88. The collection includes a number of examples of this “American Imperialism;” see Subjects > Imperialism.
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- King, W. C. 1906. Descriptive Supplement of King's Illustrated Portfolio Of Our Country. Springfield, Mass.: W. C. King Co.
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- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- Archival Collection:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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