"Mapping a Life, Mapping a Nation:
George Washington and His Vision of America"
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Author and historian Barnet Schecter presented the 2012 Holzheimer “Maps and America”Annual Lecture on April 24 in the American Geographical Society Library.
His presentation was entitled “Mapping a Life, Mapping a Nation: George Washington and His Vision of America.”
Schecter is the author of George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps; The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America; and The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution.
He was a contributing editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Revolution and Landmarks of the American Revolution, and his writing has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement (London), The New York Observer, Metropolis, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, and other publications.
The Holzheimer Lecture Series, initiated in 1990, is supported by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library.