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COLTON AND FITCH’S

MODERN

SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY.

ILLUSTRATED BY FORTY MAPS,

AND

Numerous Engravings.


BY GEORGE W. FITCH.


MAPS ON A NEW AND UNIFORM SYSTEM OF SCALES, CONSTRUCTED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK,

BY GEORGE WOOLWORTH COLTON.


NEW YORK:
J. H. COLTON AND COMPANY,
No. 172 WILLIAM STREET.
1856.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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In mid-19th century America, as the country grew, it was considered very important that children learn about each section of the country even if few of them would ever travel there. Slavery and cotton growing were of special interest to the schoolbook writers of the day, many of whom were against slavery. This author seems less outspoken on the issue. The publisher may have sold books in the South.

 

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"Colton and Fitch's Modern School Geography"

publisher   J. H. Colton and Company
author   George W. Fitch
author   George Woolworth Colton (1827-1901)
date   1856
location   New York
height   9.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
accession #   #L00.049


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See Also...

"Smith's Geography on the Productive System; for Schools, Academies, and Families"

"A Practical System of Modern Geography: or View of the Present State of the World."

John Putnam (c.1817-1895)


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