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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.
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Genre/Form: Columbia
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meinig, D. W. (Donald William), 1924-
Great Columbia Plain.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1995
(DLC) 95035777
(OCoLC)32968510
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D W Meinig
ISBN: 9780295805191 0295805196
OCLC Number: 949883803
Notes: Originally published: 1968. (The Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography).
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 576 pages, [1] folded leaf) : illustrations, maps.
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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Meinig's approach emphasizes not dramatic personalities or events but the lay of the land, the sweep of seasons, and certain early perceptions of the area that influenced its development. * Pacific Read more...

 
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