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North American odyssey : historical geographies for the twenty-first century

Author: Craig E Colten; Geoffrey L Buckley
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
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This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and twentieth-century population movements, human transformations of the  Read more...
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North American odyssey
(DLC) 2013048468
(OCoLC)862790370
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig E Colten; Geoffrey L Buckley
ISBN: 9781442215863 1442215860 1306551560 9781306551564
OCLC Number: 875894625
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Contents: Introduction Craig E. Colten and Geoffrey L. Buckley Part I: Settling and Resettling the Land Chapter 1: The New Narrative on Native Landscape Transformations Michael D. Myers and William E. Doolittle Chapter 2: North America's Colonial European Roots, 1492 to 1867 Jeffrey S. Smith Chapter 3: African Arrivals and Transformations Andrew Sluyter Part II: Remaking Society Chapter 4: Reordering the Geography of Indian Country: Historical Geographies of Removal, Reservations, and Assimilation Steven Silvern Chapter 5: Labor and New Community Formation in the Twentieth Century Ines M. Miyares Chapter 6: The Great Migration Joshua Inwood Part III: Transforming the Land Chapter 7: Making Connections via Roads, Rivers, Canals, and Rails Karl Raitz Chapter 8: Extracting Wealth from the Earth and Forest Geoffrey L. Buckley Chapter 9: Redirecting Water: Transforming Waterways Craig E. Colten Chapter 10: Preserving Lands for Future Generations: The U. S. Experience Lary M. Dilsaver Chapter 11: Animals and the American Landscape Robert Wilson Part IV: Shaping the Landscape Chapter 12: "Dividing the Land" Timothy G. Anderson Chapter 13: Science and Sentiment: The Work of Photography in Nineteenth-Century North America Joan M. Schwartz Chapter 14: Making Mythic Landscapes Kevin Blake Chapter 15: The Historical Geography of Racialized Landscapes Derek H. Alderman and E. Arnold Modlin Jr. Chapter 16: Toward a Gendered Historical Geography of North America Mona Domosh Chapter 17: Shaping Tourism Yolonda Youngs Chapter 18: Creating Regional Landscapes and Identities William Wyckoff Part V: Urbanizing the Land Chapter 19: Making Urban Wealth: The Primacy of Mercantilism Michael P. Conzen Chapter 20: "If Ever a City Needed the Definite Plan": Planning Spatial Order for American Cities Edward K. Muller Chapter 21: Planning and American Urbanization since 1950 Jasper Rubin Chapter 22: Justice and Equity in the City Christopher G. Boone
Responsibility: edited by Craig E. Colten and Geoffrey L. Buckley.

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This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and twentieth-century population movements, human transformations of the natural landscape, the inscription of human society on the landscape, and the urbanization of the continent. With its focus on human-environment interactions, the mobility of peopl.

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