The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 2: Continental America, 1800-1867 / Edition 1

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 2: Continental America, 1800-1867 / Edition 1

by D. W. Meinig, D.W. Meinig, Donald W. Meinig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300062907

ISBN-13: 9780300062908

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

Continental America offers a rather different way of looking at a period of enormous expansion, development, and crisis in the career of the United States. Although it stands as a discrete, coherent work, it is best understood as a continuation of the special kind of description and assessment set forth in Atlantic America, 1492-1800, the opening volume of this

Overview

Continental America offers a rather different way of looking at a period of enormous expansion, development, and crisis in the career of the United States. Although it stands as a discrete, coherent work, it is best understood as a continuation of the special kind of description and assessment set forth in Atlantic America, 1492-1800, the opening volume of this geographic interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300062908
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Shaping of America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
x
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
PART ONE EXTENSION: THE CREATION OF A CONTINENTAL EMPIRE
Prologue
3(1)
Doubling the National Territory: Louisiana
4(19)
Pressures on the Borders: Southward
23(18)
Pressures on the Borders: Northward
41(17)
The Reach Westward: To circa 1830
58(20)
Shoving the Indians Out of the Way
78(25)
Assertion and Division: Oregon and the Northern Boundary
103(25)
Annexation and Conquest: Texas and the Hispanic Borderlands
128(30)
Spanning a Continent---and Ocean
158(12)
Empire: The Geopolitical Management of Captive Peoples
170(27)
Continentalism: Objectives, Modes, Visions
197(25)
PART TWO EXPANSION: THE GROWTH OF A CONTINENTAL NATION
Prologue
221(1)
Filling in the Framework: Migration Westward
222(14)
Occupying New Ground: Colonization, American Style
236(28)
Planting New Societies: New England Extended
264(9)
Planting New Societies: Virginia Extended
273(6)
Planting New Societies: Midlands Extended
279(6)
Planting New Societies: The Cotton Belt and South Carolina Extended
285(11)
Color in the Plantings: The Afro-American Presence
296(15)
Making New Pathways: Waterways, Roads, and Rails
311(23)
Tying the Parts Together: National Programs
334(18)
Creating New Centers: Cities and Systems of Cities
352(22)
Harnessing New Forces: Industries and Industrial Regions
374(25)
Cementing the Parts Together: An American Nation
399(19)
Morphology: The Shape of the United States, 1850s
418(14)
PART THREE TENSION: THE SUNDERING OF A FEDERATION
Prologue
431(1)
The Shaping of New States
432(15)
Expanding the Federation
447(14)
The Idea of Separation
461(14)
Disintegration
475(14)
Geopolitical Alternatives
489(13)
Conquest and Emancipation
502(14)
Empire, Nation, Federation: Geopolitical Contentions
516(16)
PART FOUR CONTEXT: THE UNITED STATES IN NORTH AMERICA CIRCA 1867
Prologue
531(1)
Continental America
532(1)
The Northern Borderlands
533(13)
Hispanic Borderlands
546(4)
The Afro-American Archipelago
550(5)
A Wider Presence
555(4)
Sources of Quotations 559(20)
Bibliography 579(28)
Index 607

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