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VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE
SIMPLIFIED AND ADAPTED TO THE CAPACITY OF YOUTH.
CONTAINING NUMBEROUS TABLES, EXHIBITING THE
DIVISIONS, SETTLEMENT, POPULATION, EXTENT, LAKES, CANALS,
AND THE VARIOUS
INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE,
THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF GOVERNMENT AND PREVAILING RELIGIONS.
EMBELLISHED WITH NUMBEROUS ENGRAVINGS OF
MANNERS, CUSTOMS, &c.
ACCOMPANIED BY A NEW AND IMPROVED ATLAS.
BY J. OLNEY, A. M.
ROBINSON, PRATT & CO., 63 WALL STREET
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As printing technologies improved in the 19th century, schoolbooks, such as this geography text, increasingly contained engraved illustrations to engage readers. Although these illustrations were often inaccurate or stereotypic they provided students with visual images of unfamiliar peoples such as African slaves in Southern States and Native Americans "out west". These books were a real "window to the world" for children in a time before TV, radio or movies and with access to few magazines or newspapers. Ideas and images absorbed from these books would color the thoughts and beliefs of the children who studied them.
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"A Practical System of Modern Geography"
| publisher Robinson, Pratt and Company
| author Jesse Olney (1798-1872)
| date 1841
| location New York
| height 6.5"
| width 4.0"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
| accession # #L99.115
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