The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 3: Transcontinental America, 1850-1915

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 3: Transcontinental America, 1850-1915

by D. W. Meinig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300082908

ISBN-13: 9780300082906

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

In 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

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In 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 the account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082906
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Shaping of America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
PART ONE ARTICULATION: BINDING THE COASTS TOGETHER
Prologue
3(1)
Forging the Iron Bond
4(27)
PART TWO DOMINION: THE EMERGENCE OF AMERICAN WESTS
Prologue
31(1)
Delineating the New West
31(5)
California
36(19)
Southern California
55(14)
Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
69(20)
Zion, Deseret, and Utah
89(24)
New Mexico: Hispano, Indian, Anglo
113(20)
The Colorado Complex
133(12)
The Rest of the West
145(22)
Indians and Empire
167(9)
American Wests--American Domain
176(11)
PART THREE CONSOLIDATION: STRUCTURING AN AMERICAN NATION
Prologue
187(1)
A Re-United States
187(40)
New Economic Regions
227(18)
Railroads: The Contest for Territory
245(20)
Populations and Peoples
265(28)
Systems and Symbols
293(34)
PART FOUR SPHERES: AMERICAN INFLUENCE AND OUTREACH
Prologue
327(1)
Canada and Continentalism
327(20)
Mexico and an American Mediterranean
347(17)
Hawaii and an American Pacific
364(16)
Panama and Transcontinental Completion
380(15)
Sources of Quotations 395(18)
Bibliography 413(30)
Index 443

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