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River Towns in the Great West: The Structure of Provincial Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820-1870 (Paperback)
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River Towns in the Great West: The Structure of Provincial Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820-1870 (Paperback)

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Paperback 332 Pages / Published: 13/02/2003
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This book analyzes, with unprecedented breadth and coverage, the development, maturation, growth, and sudden decline of a distinctive, regional urban economic system that developed along the upper Mississippi River north of St. Louis during the middle third of the nineteenth century. Between 1820 and the Civil War the upper Mississippi River valley was at the center of national and international attention. At the edge of the northern frontier, this area, known as 'The Great West,' was the destination of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the East and from northern Europe. To many, its rich lands, temperate climate, and vast rivers offered an opportunity to establish a better life, as well as a chance to enter, if desired, the mainstream of American life. Drawing from a variety of methods used in historical geography, economic history, systems analysis, and social and urban history, Timothy Mahoney analyzes how early settlement patterns were affected by experience, climate, and geography and how they, in turn, shaped the initial patterns of economic, urban, and transportation development.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521530620
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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"River Towns in the Great West is a most useful book, one that will have more appeal to historians and economic historians than to the more analytical economists and geographers." Journal of Regional Science
"Timothy R. Mahoney makes a significant contribution...with his interesting and assiduously researched study of town development in the upper Mississippi Valley. By focusing on a regional system, Mahoney extends his analysis beyond the limitations he associates with local history and with urban biography. The result is a sophisticated interpretation of how regional forces shaped the development of river towns....An innovative, perceptive, and persuasive analysis of the rise and fall of river towns in the West." The Journal of American History

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