Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American Geography and GeographersToward Geographical Science$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Geoffrey J. Martin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780195336023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 16 September 2019

Geography and the American Normal School

Geography and the American Normal School

Chapter:
(p.62) 2 Geography and the American Normal School
Source:
American Geography and Geographers
Author(s):

Geoffrey Martin

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.003.0002

Geography and the normal school share an intriguing history in the United States. Some who became outstanding geographers taught in these schools, and a number of students who studied in them became internationally recognized geographers. Initially established in Europe and transported to the United States in the 1830s, by the end of the century, moving from the east to the west coasts, normal schools had increased substantially in number, each bringing recognition to the town in which it was seated. Typically two years of rigorous education were offered at very modest cost. Later, the normal schools were enlarged in function and plant, then were retitled normal colleges, and later still, state colleges and state universities. The term “normal school” was borrowed from French école normale, ultimately from Latin normalis “right-angled,” in later Latin also “conforming to a rule.”

Keywords:   normal, Heimatkunde, journal, female, physiography

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .