Mapping Empire

in Visualizing American Empire

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780226075334
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226075303 | DOI:
Mapping Empire

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This chapter argues that maps helped define Americans' experience of the Spanish–American and Philippine–American Wars, a notion of mapping that it extends by investigating how the American military and the nascent field of anthropology utilized ideas about mapping places and bodies to gather information about the new colony. It contends that various forms of cartography helped Americans discern and generate imperial knowledge about the archipelago.

Keywords: maps; Spanish–American War; Philippine–American War; American military; anthropology; colonies

Chapter.  7398 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism

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