The Shaping of America
A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History Global America, 1915-2000 Volume 4
By (author) D. W. Meinig
Shaping of America by D. W. Meinig
Book DescriptionThis landmark book, the concluding volume in a magisterial series, presents the story of America's interwoven history and geography from 1915 to 2000. Discussing such developments as the automotive, neotechnic, and communications revolutions, the world wars, urban migration, and regionalism, D.W. Meinig offers unprecedented insights into the reshaping of the United States. "Meinig at his best: he presents a masterly synthesis of the cultural complexity of America, a compelling account of the dramatic but immensely complicated restructuring of its human geography during the twentieth century."--Graeme Wynn, Journal of Historical Geography "This work will shape the way many people view the United States for a long time to come. Essential."--Choice "This splendid work concludes the most ambitious writing project of any American geographer, ever. Global America meets and even exceeds the high standards set by the previous three volumes."--John C. Hudson, Northwestern University
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300115284
(254mm x 178mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author D. W. Meinig
Shaping of America, Paperback (May 2000)
This volume on America's development from the mid-19th century to 1915 begins with the struggle over where to build the Pacific railway. Meinig portrays the settlement of the American West, examines the South as an imperial province, and considers America's pressures upon Canada and Mexico.
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.
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