River Towns in the Great West
The Structure of Provincial Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820-1870
By (author) Timothy R. Mahoney
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River Towns in the Great West by Timothy R. Mahoney
Book DescriptionThis book analyzes, with unprecedented breadth and coverage, the development, maturation, growth, and sudden decline of a distinctive, regional urban economic system that developed along the upper Mississippi River north of St. Louis during the middle third of the nineteenth century. Between 1820 and the Civil War the upper Mississippi River valley was at the center of national and international attention. At the edge of the northern frontier, this area, known as 'The Great West,' was the destination of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the East and from northern Europe. To many, its rich lands, temperate climate, and vast rivers offered an opportunity to establish a better life, as well as a chance to enter, if desired, the mainstream of American life. Drawing from a variety of methods used in historical geography, economic history, systems analysis, and social and urban history, Timothy Mahoney analyzes how early settlement patterns were affected by experience, climate, and geography and how they, in turn, shaped the initial patterns of economic, urban, and transportation development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521361309
(239mm x 170mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Timothy R. Mahoney
From Hometown to Battlefield in the Civil War Era, Hardback (May 2016)
Mahoney examines how the middle class from across the great West were transformed by years of recession and civil war.
Secret Partners, Paperback (September 2013)
Finally, the book that unmasks the insider behind the shocking corruption in St. Paul in the 1930s: Big Tom Brown, the city s chief of police."
Provincial Lives, Paperback (March 2006)
Provincial Lives, first published in 1999, tells the story of the development of a regional middle class in the antebellum Middle West.
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This book analyzes the development of a distinctive, region along the upper Mississippi River north of St. Louis during the middle third of the nineteenth century.
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