To understand American history, Jon Lauck says you have to understand the Midwest's role in some critical events.
Have you ever been completely enthralled by a map?
Many of us at Here & Now were mesmerized when we unraveled a new map of the U.S by Dave Imus. We ogled at the details! Pointed out familiar landmarks. Marveled at our utter lack of geographic awareness. OK, we’re public radio nerds, but we aren’t alone in our appreciation of a good map.
Slate magazine calls Imus’ cartographic work of art, “The Greatest Paper Map Of The United States You’ll Ever See.”
“What I did different than anybody else who ever made a map of the United States was that I brought into focus… the basic geography,” Imus told Here & Now‘s Robin Young. “People that read this map or look at it on the wall can understand and appreciate more deeply the character of the United States… the lay of the land.”
This interview originally aired on January 26th, 2012.