Author: Kathleen McManus

The Evolution of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital in Antebellum New York City: A Series of Firsts

Dates: 1800-1860 Description: In the early nineteenth century, New York City was an overcrowded and dirty place. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, combined with political strife and famine across Europe, New York became a place of promise for immigrants. Waves of immigrants, approximately 3000 a year between 1789 and 1794 alone, had a major impact on the health…

In class response McManus

Anderson talks about nationalism from the context of the outsiders or the colonizers describing their perception of the colonized and the imposition of new border lines. He is careful to understand that there is never 100% representation as to how members of nations see themselves and that nonparticipants are added into the mass national collective. Maps and museums play the…

Mapping Occupation

At first glance, my partner Zack and I agreed that the map we were assigned to assess was a map, not a tour. We came to this assessment because there was no indication of movement or pattern of change viewable on the map. But when we clicked further through the options, the map allowed for much interaction and told a…