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American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Christian Montès
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226080482, 022608048X, 9780226080512 (e-book)
Contents
  • Capitals: a new light on American cities and territorial processes
  • Capitals as places of memory
  • Geographical patterns in the migration of capitals
  • In search of explanatory models
  • Capital choice and the balance of power
  • Evolution of state capitals to the 1950s: the "purgatory years"
  • State capitals since the 1950s: the renaissance of forgotten cities
  • Validating models through a chronological and concrete analysis: three case studies
  • Losing status: the place of former capitals in today's America
  • State capitals today: symbols of American democracy.
Description
394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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