The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 4: Global America, 1915-2000 / Edition 1

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 4: Global America, 1915-2000 / Edition 1

by D. W. Meinig
     
 


This 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… See more details below

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This 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115284
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2006
Series:
Shaping of America; A Geographical Perspective of 500 Years of History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
467
Sales rank:
1,484,709
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Technology : mobilization and acceleration
1Mobilization : the automotive revolution3
2Mobilization : neotechnic evolution34
3Acceleration : on the surface61
4Acceleration : in the air87
5Acceleration : invisible and instantaneous97
Pt. 2Morphology : migrations and formations
1Populations and policies, 1915-1950s114
2Regionalism, 1920s-1950134
3A reconnaissance of regions148
4Midcentury morphology174
5Altering the federation and internal empire193
6Populations and policies, 1950s-1990s225
7Some reconfigurations247
8Reshaping the nation277
Pt. 3Mission : assertions and impositions
1Assertions : America and Europe299
2Impositions : war and interwar, Europe and Asia304
3Impositions : Western Hemisphere319
4Redividing the world336
5Impositions and oppositions348
6America and the world371

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