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GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY:
American Universal Geography.
DISCOVERY and GENERAL DESCRIPTION of
GENERAL VIEW of the UNITED STATES; PARTICULAR
ACCOUNTS of the UNITED STATES
of AMER ICA, and of all the KINGDOMS, STATES, and REPUBLICS in the known WORLD,
In regard to their Boundaries, Extent, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions,
Character, Government, Trade, Manufactures, Curiosities, History, &c.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
An improved CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE of REMARKABLE
EVENTS, from the Creation to the present time.
Illustrated with a MAP of the WORLD, and a MAP
Calculated particularly for the
USE and IMPROVEMENT of SCHOOLS and ACAD EMIES in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
By JEDIDIAH MORSE, D. D.
Minister of the Congregation in Charlestown, Massachusetts--Author
of the American
Universal Geography, and the American Gazetteer.
SIXTH EDITION, corrected by the AUTHOR.
Published according to Lib. of Congress.
There is not a Son or Daughter of Adam but has some concern
both in GEOGRAPHY
and ASTRONOMY. Dr. Watts
Among those Studies which are usually recommended to young people, there
are few that might be improved to better use than GEOGRAPHY.
Essays on various Subjects.
PRINTED at BOSTON,
By I. THOMAS and E. T. ANDREWS,
FAUSTíS STATUE, No. 45, NEWBURY STREET.
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in Boston; I. Thomas,
Worcester; S. Campbell, New York; Thomas, Andrews, & Penniman,
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Early geography schoolbooks such as this one provided children of the time (who had no TV, radio or movies and few newspapers) with a "window to the world." Geography books also gave the children an introduction to the states and territories of the newly established American Republic (Page 132 shows the description of Massachusetts at this time). Special attention was often paid in geography texts to "latest discoveries." You will note on the frontispiece of this book "A New Map of the World" which still has many blank areas, especially near the north and south poles, which had not yet been explored. Early geography also often contained histories. This one has a "Chronological Table of Remarkable Events", from the Creation to the present time.
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"Geography Made Easy"
| printer Isaiah Thomas
| author Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826)
| date 1798
| location Boston, Massachusetts
| height 7.0"
| width 4.0"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
| accession # #L99.108
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