Speaker Christina Dando Cartographer
Cartographer Christina Dando presented “Maps in Motion: American Public Map Making 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.
March 19, 2019