The 1932 atlas of the historical geography of the United States, by Charles O. Paullin, has been digitized and is available freely online by the University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship Lab.
Over eighty years after it was originally published, Charles O. Paullin’s Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States remains one of the most impressive and most useful atlases of American history. Containing nearly 700 individual maps spread across 166 plates, it addresses a broad range of issues. Beginning with a chapter consisting of 33 maps on the natural environment and a second containing 47 maps documenting the evolution of European and later American cartographic knowledge about North America, the atlas mapped an exhaustive number of historical topics: exploration and settlement of the continent, the location of colleges and churches, disputes over international and state boundaries, voting in presidential elections and in Congress, reforms from women’s suffrage to workmen’s compensation, transportation, industries, agriculture, commerce, the distribution of wealth, and military history.
This atlas is also available in print, located in MADGIC, on the 1st floor of the MacOdrum Library.
(Source: Canadian Cartographic Association)
This new report, by the World Bank, "Opening doors: Gender Equality & Development in the Middle East & North Africa" takes a look at women's rights in MENA. It is also available in electronic format on the Internet.
In the last two decades, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has closed many critical gender gaps, especially in ensuring equal access for girls and boys to education and healthcare.
Today, the region can be proud that its women are enrolling in far greater numbers in university than ever before, and indeed, in many countries, young women are more educated than young men. At the same time, MENA has also witnessed the largest decrease in maternal mortality in the world. These achievements are commendable, and the next step is expanding the role of MENA women in the work place and in public life. Currently, only one in four women of working age are employed or looking for work. Young women in many MENA countries face unemployment rates as high as 50 percent.
The analysis in the report makes a compelling case for concerted and coordinated action on multiple fronts to realize these aspirations and harness the potential of MENA’s women. The report offers suggestions for policy action to address these myriad challenges. As the region looks to a new future and a new development path, we hope that this report will provide an analytical platform for debate and dialogue and a renewed commitment to gender equality.
(Source: The World Bank via RSS)
The Jobs Data Portal provides a data dashboard for any developing region or country and covers all dimensions of jobs - employment, economic structure, human capital, labour market institutions, and the business environment.
The portal contains tables, charts, and maps as well as download files and access to all the underlying data through our latest data visualization and sharing application, Databank.
(Source: World Bank)