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"The Power of Maps and the Politics of Borders"

This three-day conference was held in conjunction with the APS Museum’s exhibit, Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic, which traces the creation and use of maps from the mid-eighteenth century through the early republic to show the different ways in which maps produced and extended the physical, political, and ideological boundaries of the new nation while creating and reinforcing structural inequalities.

"The Power of Maps and the Politics of Borders" was held at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on October 10-12, 2019.