American Place-Names: A Concise and Selective Dictionary for the Continental United States of America by George R. Stewart, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
American Place-Names: A Concise and Selective Dictionary for the Continental United States of America

American Place-Names: A Concise and Selective Dictionary for the Continental United States of America

by George R. Stewart
     
 

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The celebrated author of Names on the Land has here collected the histories of some 12,000 place-names—including the names of many notable places, chief rivers, cities, and states, as well as those that have special historical significance and that reflect early customs and dialects. The culmination of a lifetime of investigation, this book provides the

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The celebrated author of Names on the Land has here collected the histories of some 12,000 place-names—including the names of many notable places, chief rivers, cities, and states, as well as those that have special historical significance and that reflect early customs and dialects. The culmination of a lifetime of investigation, this book provides the linguistic meaning and derivation of each name, and often such information as the date and occasion of naming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195037258
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/26/1985
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Pages:
590
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.27(d)

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