256 Christian Koot, Mapping Empire in the Chesapeake

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How do empires come to be? How are empires made and who makes them? What role do maps play in making empires?

Christian Koot is a Professor of History at Towson University and the author of A Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake. Christian has researched and written two books about the seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch World to better understand empires and how they are made. Today, he joins us to take us through his research and to share what one specific map, Augustine Herrman’s 1673 map Virginia and Maryland, reveals about empire and empire making.

Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/256

Augustine Herrman’s Map, Virginia and Maryland as it is planted and inhabited Sponsor Links

Production of this episode was made possible by a grant from the Roller-Bottimore Foundation of Richmond, Virginia.

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