The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 1: Atlantic America 1492-1800 / Edition 1

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 1: Atlantic America 1492-1800 / Edition 1

by D. W. Meinig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300038828

ISBN-13: 9780300038828

Pub. Date: 07/27/1988

Publisher: Yale University Press

This study discusses how an immense diversity of ethnic and religious groups became sorted into a set of distinct regional societies in North America.

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This study discusses how an immense diversity of ethnic and religious groups became sorted into a set of distinct regional societies in North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300038828
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/27/1988
Series:
Shaping of America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
xii(3)
Preface xv(6)
Acknowledgments xxi
PART ONE OUTREACH: THE CREATION OF AN ATLANTIC WORLD 3(76)
Prologue 3(1)
1. America as a Continuation
4(4)
2. Iberian Initiatives
8(3)
3. The Creation of New Spain
11(6)
4. The Luso-African Contribution
17(7)
5. Initiatives in the North and Huguenot Enterprise
24(4)
6. The Emergence of the English
28(7)
7. Implantations from Northwest Europe
35(8)
8. Generalizations: European Source Regions
43(12)
9. Generalizations: Sectors and Circuits of the Atlantic World
55(10)
10. Generalizations: Geographic Models of Interaction
65(14)
PART TWO IMPLANTATIONS: THE CREATION OF AMERICAN DIVERSITY 79(178)
Prologue 79(1)
1. Peoples and Places
80(7)
2. Northern Coasts: Beginnings
87(4)
3. New England
91(18)
4. Northern Entryways: The St. Lawrence
109(8)
5. Northern Entryways: Hudson Bay
117(2)
6. Northern Entryways: The Hudson River
119(10)
7. Northern Entryways: The Delaware
129(2)
8. Pennsylvania
131(13)
9. Emergence of Greater Virginia
144(16)
10. Tropical Islands
160(12)
11. Carolina and the Carolinas
172(19)
12. Florida
191(2)
13. Louisiana
193(9)
14. Texas and the Lower Rio Grande
202(3)
15. Encounter and Change: Europeans and Indians
205(8)
16. Migration and Change: Europeans Overseas
213(13)
17. Enslavement and Change: Africans in America
226(5)
18. Defining Areas
231(13)
19. The Europeanized Area: Populations and Regional Societies, circa 1750
244(13)
PART THREE REORGANIZATIONS: THE CREATION OF AN AMERICAN MATRIX 257(164)
Prologue 257(1)
1. A Geographical Transect of the Atlantic World
258(9)
2. The Great War and Its Alterations of Empires
267(3)
3. Reorganization: Northern America
270(10)
4. Reorganization: Tropical America
280(4)
5. Reorganization: Interior America
284(4)
6. Expansions, 1750-1775
288(7)
7. Divergence
295(12)
8. Disruption
307(16)
9. Reorganization: British North America
323(9)
10. Destabilization: Tropical America
332(6)
11. Unification: Forming the United States
338(10)
12. Emergence of a Federal Nation
348(22)
13. Generalizations: The Disintegration of Empires
370(15)
14. Generalizations: The Problems of Federations
385(10)
15. Generalizations: Nation-building
395(12)
16. Generalizations: Expansionism, American-style
407(14)
PART FOUR CONTEXT: THE UNITED STATES circa 1800 421(34)
Prologue 421(1)
1. The United States in North America
422(6)
2. The United States and Europe
428(10)
3. E Pluribus Unum, in Uno Plures?
438(17)
Sources of Quotations 455(6)
Bibliography 461(20)
Index 481

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