Maps in Motion: American Public Map Making of the Progressive Era
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: Free
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What maps created over a hundred years ago can tell us about reform efforts of the Progressive Era.
The Progressive Era (1890-1920) was a time when Americans of a wide range of classes, races, ethnicities, and genders worked towards social and political reform. As American women, Black Americans, and Native Americans began to gain mobility—physically, socially, politically—they used cartography to better their worlds by constructing their own geographic knowledge and sharing it to meet the needs of their communities. Christina Dando, author of Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era, will explore the ways in which these efforts are reflected in geography and mapping of the time.
This event is presented in cooperation with the New York Map Society.Buy tickets/get more info now