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The Great Columbia Plain : a historical geography, 1805-1910

Author: D W Meinig
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1995.
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dismissed in early years as a wasteland, the rolling open country that covers the interior parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho is today one of the richest farmlands in the nation. This work is the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Columbia
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D W Meinig
ISBN: 0295974850 9780295974859
OCLC Number: 32968510
Notes: Originally published: 1968. (The Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography).
Description: xxiv, 576 pages, [1] folded leaf : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword: Ghost RegionA Retrospective PrefacePreface to the Original EditionAcknowledgmentsSetting: Landscapes, Seasons, and People, ca. 1800Entry: By East and By NorthCompetition: By Land and by SeaMonopoly: London Rules the ColumbiaMatrix: American Visions and VenturesMissions: Protestants and PriestsPreparation: Clearing, Organizing, and Evaluating the LandColonization: Gold, Grass, and GrainStrategy: Settlers and Railroads, 1870-90Conquest: Some Pattersn, Methods and Ideas, 1870-90Empire: Town and Country, ca. 1890Elaboration: Some Patterns and methodsInquiry: The Farmer and the Scientist, ca. 1890-1910Culmination: The Great Columbia Plain, ca. 1910Appendix: Populations and Facilities of Tows, 1890 and 1910 (Table 2)BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental classics.
Responsibility: by D.W. Meinig ; with a foreword by William Cronon, and new preface by the author.

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