ISBN13:978-0415950077 ISBN10: 0415950074 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0415950060 ISBN10: 0415950066
Summary: The Making of the American Landscape is the definitive text on the topic of the history of American landscapes and the cultural and historical geography of the United States. The volume, organized chronologically, covers the cultural geography of American landscapes from the pre-colonization era through the twentieth century. Each chapter focuses on a particular landscape form, and is written by a specialist on the topic. The second edition has been thoroughly revised a
nd updated and includes entirely new chapters on religious landscapes, landscapes of civil society, and corporate consumption venues.
Summary: The Making of the American Landscape is the definitive text on the topic of the history of American landscapes and the cultural and historical geography of the United States. The volume, organized chronologically, covers the cultural geography of American landscapes from the pre-colonization era through the twentieth century. Each chapter focuses on a particular landscape form, and is written by a specialist on the topic. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes entirely new chapters on religious landscapes, landscapes of civil society, and corporate consumption venues. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Unwin Hyman, Inc. Published: 02/12/2010 International: No
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Introduction 1. Nature's Bequest 2. The Indian Legacy in the American Landscape 3. Hispanic Landscape Traditions 4. The French Imprint in North America 5. Americanizing English Landscape Habits 6. The Plantation Regime 7. Gridding a National Landscape 8. Clearing the Forests 9. Remaking the Prairies 10. Watering the Deserts 11. Designing American Utopias 12. Ethnic Traces on the Land 13. Organizing Religious Landscapes 14. Mechanizing the American Earth 15. Building American Cityscapes 16. Assertions of Central Authority 17. Creating Landscapes of Civil Society 18. Imposing Landscapes of Private Power and Wealth 19. Paving America for the Automobile 20. Developing Corporate Consumption Venues
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