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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.
Table of Contents
|The Indian legacy in the American landscape|
|Hispanic landscape traditions|
|The French imprint in North America|
|Americanizing English landscape habits|
|The plantation regime|
|Gridding a national landscape|
|Clearing the forests|
|Remaking the prairies|
|Watering the deserts|
|Designing American utopias|
|Ethnic traces on the land|
|Organizing religious landscapes|
|Mechanizing the American earth|
|Building American cityscapes|
|Assertions of central authority|
|Creating landscapes of civil society|
|Imposing landscapes of private power and wealth|
|Paving America for the automobile|
|Developing corporate consumption venues|
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