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Making the heartland quilt : a geographical history of settlement and migration in early-nineteenth-century Illinois

Author: Douglas K Meyer
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois, Douglas K. Meyer reconstructs the settlement patterns of thirty-three immigrant groups and confirms the emergence of discrete culture regions and regional way stations." "Meyer argues that midcontinental Illinois symbolizes a historic test-strip of the diverse population origins that unfolded
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meyer, Douglas K.
Making the heartland quilt.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607464077
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas K Meyer
ISBN: 0809322897 9780809322893
OCLC Number: 41977305
Description: xvii, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Frontier Illinois Place Images --
Historical and Geographical Settlement Conditions --
Evolution of Urban Road Networks --
Riparian Corridors of Internal Development --
Emerging Regional Settlement Patterns --
Upland South Immigrant Regions --
New England Immigrant Regions --
Midland-Midwest Immigrant Regions --
Foreign-Born Immigrant Regions.
Responsibility: Douglas K. Meyer.
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