Geographical History of United States City-Systems

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This edited book ties the settlement geography and history of specific city-systems (cities and their hinterlands) together in a unified framework. The process of population concentration and dispersion within each city-system is explained using a general model that allows particular interconnections of geography and history to be explored. This book will provide a vital contribution to historical geographers and urban historians who are interested in the regional perspective of city development. This book provides a consistent national cross-section of city-system settlement histories, a contribution not found in other scholarly works.


"This book fills a gap in the literature and will be well-received ... While urban geography is a vibrant field, few recent works have examined the historical development of city-systems at this scale for this many city-systems throughout their historical development ... There is a market for this book among urban and historical geographers and those with an interest in different regions of the country. The volume's case studies will attract many readers beyond geography. Urban historians and urban planners will benefit from this book as well." - Professor John Heppen, University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Table of Contents

List of Figures
1. New York (Nichoelle Dods)
2. Chesapeake (Curtis Bentley)
3. Jacksonville (Lori M. Otterstrom)
4. Cleveland (Karen Austin)
5. Salt Lake City (Kenneth Lund)
6. Albuquerque and El Paso (Robert Cox)
7. Seattle (Amy Hiatt Young)
8. Portland (Mary Rice)
9. Los Angeles (Kerri Cosby)

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