North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the by Craig E. Colten,Geoffrey L. Buckley

By Craig E. Colten,Geoffrey L. Buckley

This groundbreaking quantity bargains a clean method of conceptualizing the old geography of North the United States by way of taking a thematic instead of a standard neighborhood viewpoint. top geographers, construction on present scholarship within the box, discover 5 principal topics. half I explores the settling and resettling of the continent in the course of the stories of local americans, early ecu arrivals, and Africans. half II examines nineteenth-century ecu immigrants, the reconfiguration of local society, and the interior migration of African american citizens. half III considers human ameliorations of the common panorama in carving out a transportation community, replumbing waterways, extracting trees and minerals, maintaining barren region, and retaining flora and fauna. half IV makes a speciality of human landscapes, mixing discussions of the seen imprint of society and exact ways to analyzing those positive factors. The authors talk about survey platforms, local landscapes, and vacationer and mythic landscapes in addition to the position of race, gender, and photographic illustration in shaping our knowing of earlier landscapes. half V follows the city impulse in an research of the improvement of the mercantile urban, 19th- and twentieth-century making plans, and environmental justice. With its specialize in human-environment interactions, the mobility of individuals, and transforming into urbanization, this considerate textual content will supply scholars a uniquely geographical strategy to comprehend North American heritage.

Contributions by: Derek H. Alderman, Timothy G. Anderson, Kevin Blake, Christopher G. Boone, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Craig E. Colten, Michael P. Conzen, Lary M. Dilsaver, Mona Domosh, William E. Doolittle, Joshua Inwood, Ines M. Miyares, E. Arnold Modlin, Jr., Edward ok. Muller, Michael D. Myers, Karl Raitz, Jasper Rubin, Joan M. Schwartz, Steven Silvern, Andrew Sluyter, Jeffrey S. Smith, Robert Wilson, William Wyckoff, and Yolonda Youngs

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