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Sep 19, 2023Liked by Benjamin Breen

This is excellent and helpful. (I also loved historical atlases as a kid.) I often use these maps of rates of travel from NYC from the digitized Historical Geography of the US. Once I projected the blank map on the big screen, then had students come up and put post-its where they thought 1 day, 1 week, 1 month were, before revealing the real map (“real” I guess). It helped them to calibrate their own understanding of historical distance. https://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/138/a/

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