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Dr. Combest

Map of US in 1840

1840 Map of the United States

The map of the United States shown below displays the boundaries for each of the states that existed in year 1840 according to the United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1212.

Red= Manmade boundary        Black=Disputed boundary


Floor Maps

Use the maps to locate resources in the Carlyle Fraser Library

Project Description

As outlined in Dr. Combest's assignment (see below) you will work with a broad topic using a selected painting and documentary source(s) as a lens through which to illuminate an understanding of your topic's historical significance. You will do broad research on the topic, specific research on the sources provided to you by Dr. Combest, and teach your reader (and class audience) something meaningful about a specific aspect of antebellum America.  This LibGuide will orient you to sources for your research.  Please see Dr. Combest or a librarian along the way if you have questions.

Alexis de Tocqueville

 "I confess that in America I saw more than America; I sought there the image of democracy itself, with its inclinations, its character, its prejudices, and its passions, in order to learn what we have to fear or to hope from its progress."

         --Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America,  1835



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Feel free to contact a librarian for research or citation assistance. We are generally available in our offices for drop in help or scheduled appointments throughout the academic day.

Liesel Good
Office: CFL, Main Level

Karen McCarthy
Office: CFL, Main Level

Heather McCulley
Office: CFL, Upper Level

Pamela Nye
Office: CFL, Upper Level