Political Geography of the United States

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-04-05
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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From the time English settlers first landed in America to the most recent Presidential primaries, geography has played a key role in United States politics. Where we locate our governmental institutions and how we form cities, towns, counties, and states affects the government's operation; and where we live, work, shop, visit, and interact influences our views on public policy issues. Highlighting geography's importance in shaping this country's history, Political Geography of the United States traces America's political geography from the colonial era to the present day.

Author Biography

Fred M. Shelley is Associate Professor of Geography and Planning at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos.Clark J. Archer is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Fiona M. Davidson is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Stanley D. Brunn is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Table of Contents

Building the Foundations
The United States in the Nineteenth Century
America in Transition
State and Local Political Geography
Representation and Gerrymandering
America and the World
After the Cold War
Presidential Politics in Historical and Geographical Perspective
Political Geography of the Twenty-First Century
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