Thursday, April 4, 2013

Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge existed between 1826 and 1848 as a Whiggish London organization, aiming at publishing information for people who could not afford a formal education or who preferred self-education. This establishment published inexpensive texts that covered scientific and other similar high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading population. Among those published materials were a series of maps with immaculate detail.

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