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The shaping of America : a geographical perspective on 500 years of history

Author: D W Meinig
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting the story of America's interwoven history and geography from 1915 to 2000, the author describes decades of enormous national growth and change, and depicts diverse 20th-century trends and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D W Meinig
ISBN: 0300104324 9780300104325
OCLC Number: 56653418
Description: 496 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part One: Technology: Mobilization and acceleration --
Mobilization: The automotive revolution --
Mobilization: Neotechnic evolution --
Acceleration: On the surface --
Acceleration: In the air --
Acceleration: Invisible and instantaneous --
Part Two: Morphology: Migrations and formations --
Populations and policies, 1915-1950s --
Regionalism, 1920s-1950 --
A reconnaissance of regions --
Midcentury morphology --
Altering the federation and internal empire --
Populations and policies, 1950s-1990s --
Some reconfigurations --
Reshaping the nation --
Part Three: Mission: Assertions and impositions --
Assertions: America and Europe --
Impositions: War and interwar, Europe and Asia --
Impositions: Western hemisphere --
Redividing the world --
Impositions and oppositions --
America and the world.
Other Titles: Global America, 1915-2000
Responsibility: D.W. Meinig. Vol. 4, Global America, 1915-2000.

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"This splendid work concludes the most ambitious writing project of any American geographer, ever." John C. Hudson, Northwestern University"

 
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