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Author McIlwraith, Thomas F., editor

Title North America : the Historical Geography of a Changing Continent / edited by Thomas F. McIlwraith and Edward K. Muller
Edition Second edition
Published Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (514 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Tables; Figures; Preface; Part I: Introduction; 1: The North American Past: Retrospect and Prospect; Part II: Colonization: 1490s-1770s; 2: European Encounters: Discovery and Exploration; 3: The Spanish Borderlands; 4: France in North America; 5: The Colonial Origins of Anglo-America; 6: Colonial America in the 18th Century; Part III: Expansion: 1780s-1860s; 7: The Geographical Dimensions of a New Nation, 1780s-1820s; 8: Beyond the Appalachians, 1815-1860; 9: The Northeast and Regional Integration, 1800-1860
10: British North America, 1763-1867Part IV: Consolidation: 1860s-1920s; 11: Settling the Great Plains, 1850-1930: Prospects and Problems; 12: The Far West, 1840-1920; 13: Population Growth, Migration, and Urbanization, 1860-1920; 14: The National Integration of Regional Economies, 1860-1920; 15: The Impact of Industrialism and Modernity on American Cities, 1860-1930; 16: Realizing the Idea of Canada; Part V: Reorganization: 1930s and Onward; 17: America between the Wars: The Engineering of a New Geography; 18: The Other America: Changes in Rural America During the 20th Century
19: The 20th-Century American City20: Canadian Cities in a North American Context; Part VI: Conclusion; 21: Historical Geography Since 1987; 22: Sources for Recreating the North American Past; Index; About the Contributors
Summary This classic text retains the superb scholarship of the first edition in a thoroughly revised and accessibly written new edition. With both new and updated essays by distinguished American and Canadian authors, the book provides a comprehensive historical overview of the formation and growth of North American regions from European exploration and colonization to the second half of the twentieth century. Collectively the contributors explore the key themes of acquisition of geographical knowledge, cultural transfer and acculturation, frontier expansion, spatial organization of society, resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject North America -- Historical geography.
Form Electronic book
Author Conzen, Michael P., contributor
De Vorsey, Louis, contributor
Earle, Carville, contributor
Grim, Ronald E., contributor
Groves, Paul A., contributor
Guelke, Jeanne Kay, contributor
Harris, J. Cole, contributor
Harris, Richard, contributor
Hornbeck, David, contributor
Hudson, John C., contributor
Knowles, Anne Kelly, contributor
Lemon, James T., contributor
Lewis, Peirce, contributor
Martis, Kenneth C., contributor
Meyer, David R., contributor
Mitchell, Robert D., 1940- contributor
Muller, Edward K., editor
Nostrand, Richard L. (Richard Lee), 1939- contributor
Rumney, Thomas A., contributor
Ward, David, contributor
Wishart, David J., 1946- contributor
Wynn, Graeme, 1946- contributor
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