ISBN-10:
0739172492
ISBN-13:
9780739172490
Pub. Date:
11/25/2011
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Geography, History, and the American Political Economy

Geography, History, and the American Political Economy

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ISBN-13: 9780739172490
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/25/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Heppen is associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Samuel M. Otterstrom is associate professor of geography at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Approaching America's Geographical History
Chapter 2. Earle's Theory and Conception of the Geographical History of the United States
Chapter 3. The French in the Illinois Country, 1699–1735: Using Historical Geography to Understand European-Indian History
Chapter 4. Economic Diversity, Industrialization, and Urbanization in Early Nineteenth Century Connecticut
Chapter 5. The Structural Transformation of the Antebellum Red River Valley Settlement Systems in Louisiana
Chapter 6. Earle's Dialectical Policy Regimes and the Erie Canal
Chapter 7. The Interplay of Manufacturing Employment and Population Concentrations in the United States, 1840–1990
Chapter 8. Regional Income Convergence and a Decennial Core-Periphery Regionalization of the United States 1929–2000
Chapter 9. Pre-Industrial, Industrial, and Post-Industrial Electoral Alignments in Ohio
Chapter 10. Globalization Bites Back: A New Type of Crisis for the "American Way"?
Chapter 11. The Rhythms of America's Geographical Past

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Geographical_Historian More than 1 year ago
This collection takes on the call issued by reviewers of The American Way for a critical application of Carville Earle's framework to more geographical examples of political and economic shifts in America's past. The essays illustrate changes in U.S. settlement, development, and political structure through the lens of the restructuring of the American economy and society over approximately fifty year cycles of crisis and recovery. They demonstrate the extension of American's sphere of influence outside of the United States as a larger scalar shift, and they underscore the utility of geography in answering very local questions concerning questions of poorly documented settlement histories. Focusing on the geographic responses to periodic cycles of crisis and recovery and the more general underlying intertwining of geography and history, Geography, History, and the American Political Economy is an incisive demonstration of how the constant restructuring of American politics and economy occurs within spatial and historical constructs. List of Contributors John Agnew, Emily J. Duda, John Heppen, Keumsoo Hong, Kristen N. Keegan, M.J. Morgan, Anne E. Mosher, Samuel M. Otterstrom, and Fred M. Shelley John Heppen is associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Samuel M. Otterstrom is associate professor of geography at Brigham Young University. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Approaching America's Geographical History by John Heppen and Samuel M. Otterstrom . Chapter 2. Earle's Theory and Conception of the Geographical History of the United States by Anne E. Mosher . Chapter 3. The French in the Illinois Country, 1699-1735: Using Historical Geography to Understand European-Indian History by M.J. Morgan . Chapter 4. Economic Diversity, Industrialization, and Urbanization in Early Nineteenth Century Connecticut by Kristen N. Keegan . Chapter 5. The Structural Transformation of the Antebellum Red River Valley Settlement Systems in Louisiana by Keumsoo Hong . Chapter 6. Earle's Dialectical Policy Regimes and the Erie Canal by Anne E. Mosher . Chapter 7. The Interplay of Manufacturing Employment and Population Concentrations in the United States, 1840-1990 by Samuel M. Otterstrom . Chapter 8. Regional Income Convergence and a Decennial Core-Periphery Regionalization of the United States 1929-2000 by John Heppen . Chapter 9. Pre-Industrial, Industrial, and Post-Industrial Electoral Alignments in Ohio by Emily J. Duda and Fred M. Shelley . Chapter 10. Globalization Bites Back: A New Type of Crisis for the "American Way"? by John Agnew . Chapter 11. The Rhythms of America's Geographical Past by Samuel M. Otterstrom and John Heppen