The Lost Lessons of John Wesley Powell's Western Surveys

Carl Thompson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carl Thompson is a PhD candidate in the department of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation project, which examines nineteenth-century land surveying in the U.S., focuses on how that labor has shaped discourses of sustainability, land use, and citizenship into the present day.


The current administration’s efforts to institutionalize climate-change denial have environmentalists fighting for sound science, but we often fail to assess our own tacit dismissal of nineteenth-century natural history and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Carl Thompson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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P32 » Roundtable on New Directions in Natural History​ (08:30 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment B)

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