The Shaping of America
A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History Transcontinental America, 1850-1915 Volume 3 New edition
By (author) D. W. Meinig
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Shaping of America by D. W. Meinig
Book DescriptionIn this third volume of his acclaimed series, D. W. Meinig offers a riveting account of the expanding country's development from mid-nineteenth century to the onset of World War I. Beginning with the struggle over where to build the Pacific railway, the book details the settlement of the American West, the nation's increasing consolidation, and America's imperialist efforts in the Caribbean and Pacific. Forty superb new maps accompany this account.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300082906
(252mm x 180mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author D. W. Meinig
Shaping of America, Paperback (May 1995)
Between 1800 and 1867 America experienced a dramatic expansion in territory, population, economy and political tension that culminated in the Civil War. In this volume the author offers an interpretation of the American past by bringing a different geographical perspective to this period.
Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes, Paperback (June 1979)View all books by D. W. Meinig
The study of the cultural meaning of landscapes is of increasing interest in several fields. This book attempts to open up the subject to a wider audience, and is the first to deal with the basic principles of `reading the landscape'.
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Author Biography - D. W. Meinig
D.W. Meinig is Maxwell Research Professor of Geography at Syracuse University and the author of Atlantic America, vol. 1 (ISBN 0 300 03882 8 pb. #20.00) and Continental America, vol. 2 (ISBN 0 300 06290 7 pb. #16.00) of The Shaping of America series.
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