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A PRACTICAL SYSTEM
VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF
Simplified and adapted to the capacity of Youth.
CONTAINING NUMEROUS TABLES,
Exhibiting the Divisions, Settlement, Population, Extent, Lakes,
Canals, and the various Institutions of the United States and
Europe; the different forms of Government, Prevailing Reli-
gions, the Latitude and Longitude of the Principal Places on
EMBELLISHED WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS OF
Manners, Customs, &c.
ACCOMPANIED BY A NEW AND IMPROVED
BY J. OLNEY
HARTFORD, D. F. ROBINSON & CO.
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Authors of early 19th century American schoolbooks had strong ideas about the world and the people in it. It was not their goal to give a fair view. They were bringing up the next generation of Americans and it was their goal to have an effect on their thinking. A New Englander who was fond and proud of his home wrote this geography book in 1831. He said: "The people of New England are intelligent, moral, industrious, and enterprising." (See pages 64 and 65 by clicking on the "Select a page" menu.) His view of the slave holding Southern states was not so kind. (See page 92, third paragraph.) His view of Indians as "ignorant, barbarous, and warlike" was typical of the time and was the answer to many for the continued westward movement of the new American nation at the Indian's expense (See page 119).
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"A Practical System of Modern Geography: or View of the Present State of the World."
| publisher D. F. Robinson and Company
| author Jesse Olney (1798-1872)
| date 1831
| location Hartford, Connecticut
| height 6.0"
| width 3.5"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
| accession # #L00.015
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