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Pacific Historical Review (2018) 87 (4): 593–637.
Published: 01 November 2018
... willfully and consciously in the work of empire-building. Instead of presenting static and impartial displays of geographic information, they were self-conscious and unashamed visionaries who manipulated and sometimes invented geographies, outlining the “sketchy” places with aggressive borders and labels...
Pacific Historical Review (2017) 86 (1): 18–49.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Rachel St. John This article highlights how Americans used intertwined arguments about space and geography to justify and denounce different territorial configurations from the late eighteenth century through the Civil War. These arguments wove together ideas about geography (a set of physical...
Pacific Historical Review (2015) 84 (4): 409–447.
Published: 01 November 2015
...James D. Drake This article traces the process by which people in the United States embraced the Continental Divide as a geographic feature of North America in the late 1860s. Building on recent work in environmental history, Civil War memory, geography, and the history of nationalism, the essay...