Political Geography of the United States

Political Geography of the United States


By (author) J. Clark Archer, By (author) Stanley D. Brunn, By (author) Fiona M. Davidson, By (author) Fred M. Shelly

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 364 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 20mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 30 June 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1572300485
  • ISBN 13: 9781572300484
  • Illustrations note: maps, figures

Product description

This text applies fundamental questions of the field of political geography to the United States. It explores the geography of America's political history, with specific geographical questions, and explores topics which include the origins and growth of the US, presidential politics, the role of the state and its local governments, and the relationship between the United States and the world as a whole.

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Author information

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.

Review quote

"An excellent piece of work, well-organized, focused, and well-written. The maps selected for inclusion are excellent. I will undoubtedly use this text, add it to my personal library, and recommend it to colleagues." --Gerald R. Webster, Associate Professor of Geography, The University of Alabama "Why wasn't this book out when I needed it last quarter? Political geography has long needed a comprehensive treatment of government and politics (including attitudes about foreign policy) focussed within the nation. The book nicely weaves together politics, history and geography. And while it may be parochial, students and faculty will greatly appreciate a book devoted to the United States, to settings and issues with which they can identify." --Richard Morrill, University of Washington.

Table of contents

Introduction. 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.