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American capitals : a historical geography

Author: Christian Montès
Publisher: Chicago, IL [etc.] : The University of Chicago Press, cop. 2014.
Series: University of Chicago geography research paper, nr. 247; Research paper, nr. 247.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes us on a well-researched journey across America - from Augusta to Sacramento, Albany to Baton Rouge - shedding light along the way on the historical circumstances that led to their appointment,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Montès
ISBN: 022608048X 9780226080482
OCLC Number: 898079767
Description: 394 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Capitals: a new light on American cities and territorial processes --
Capitals as places of memory --
Geographical patterns in the migration of capitals --
In search of explanatory models --
Capital choice and the balance of power --
Evolution of state capitals to the 1950s: the "purgatory years" --
State capitals since the 1950s: the renaissance of forgotten cities --
Validating models through a chronological and concrete analysis: three case studies --
Losing status: the place of former capitals in today's America --
State capitals today: symbols of American democracy.
Series Title: University of Chicago geography research paper, nr. 247; Research paper, nr. 247.
Responsibility: Christian Montès.

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