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Definitions of JESSE OLNEY
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An American geographer; born in Union, Conn., Oct. 12, 1798; died in Stratford, Conn., July 31, 1872. In 1828 he first published "A Geography and Atlas", which became a standard work for thirty years, and caused a revolution in the methods of teaching geography. He published a series of text-books (1831-52), including a series of "Readers", a "Common School Arithmetic", a "History of the United States"; and a volume of poems, "Psalms of Life".
By Charles Dudley Warner