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    D. W. Meinig
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has been added to your Cart. A monumental achievement. Meinig's book is a distinctive, highly personal, and brilliant interpretation of continental expansion. ―Carville Earle, Louisiana State University

has been added to your Cart. ―Carville Earle, Louisiana State University. A rich, dazzling, indispensable reinterpretation of an expanding America, with a panoramic view that embraces all of its regions and all of its peoples. ―David Weber, author of The Spanish Frontier in North America. Meinig has done it again. He manages to traverse terrain familiar to others and see it entirely freshly.

3: Transcontinental by D. W. Meinig. Article in Pacific Northwest quarterly 91(3):161-162 · January 2000 with 1 Reads. How we measure 'reads'. DOI: 1. 307/40492583.

In this new volume, the second in a projected four-volume series, D. Meinig again provides a fresh interpretation of the American past, bringing his special geographical perspective to the years between 1800 and 1867, the period when the nation experienced a dramatic expansion in territory, population, economy, and political tension that culminated in the Civil War.

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Transcontinental America, 1850-1915 Vol. 3 : A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History.

Book and DJ as new other than blind impressed owner's seal on title page. No other marks in book. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 474 pages. Bookseller Inventory 16915. Meinig here focuses on colonial America, examining how an immense diversity of ethnic and religious groups - Europeans, Africans, American Indians - ultimately created a set of distinct regional societies. Visit Seller's Storefront.

Southwest: Three Peoples in Geographical Change 1600-1970 (New York, Oxford University Press, 1971). Imperial Texas, An Interpretative Essay in Cultural Geography (Austin, University of Texas Press, 1969). The Great Columbia Plain, A Historical Geography, 1805- 1910 (Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1968).

Transcontinental America (Vol. 3). Volume 3 covers the years 1850 to 1915. Meinig’s final volume covers the United States from 1915 to 2000. This volume follows the trail of the United States becoming a world power. Here he covers the social and geographic trends of the United States relating to the growth of urban migration, regionalism, metropolitanization, religious and ethnic change. On a more global scale, Meinig explains the change in relationship between the United States and Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Donald Meinig put together a series of books like no other.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Volume one examines how an immense diversity of ethnic and religious groups ultimately created a set of distinct regional societies. I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive today.

This study discusses how an immense diversity of ethnic and religious groups became sorted into a set of distinct regional societies in North America

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I do genealogy for a hobby. A big part of figuring out mysteries is understanding people and their migrations. This book has well-researched information. I particularly like the maps.
A remarkable book. A major shortcoming of many histories is the lack of geographical context. Meinig presents history along with the geography that provides a missing link to understanding why things happened.
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Cantora is the best book that I read that was assigned by a schoolteacher. Even if I hadn't read for a grade at the time I first read it, my thoughts about it would have remained the same. It was very popular with my 11th grade English class(three years ago), and most of the students kept reading passed the days' assigned pages. Although I'm a person that's inclined to read sci-fi books, I found nothing in Cantora that I didn't like. Depicting a young woman's family history through several generations, this is a book that everyone can relate to, and even though it is a fictionalized history, it is believable that it could be mistaken for a real family history. Whether it's based on a real history or not, I do not know. Culture and struggle is everywhere in Cantora, and the characters are very well developed. In each generation, there is some sort of struggle against tradition, and it deals mainly with the women of the family. Cantora is a fast read because the the pages are not filled with many words that a person might look up. This is a real advantage that the book has for those people who aren't fond of reading. Many excellent are filled with hard language. But because Cantora has simple language, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, will get hooked by the second page. Even the people who are most notorius for hating to read will find nothing boring in this book. I guarantee that non-readers and readers who prefer different genres will find out that this is an excellent book. It is impossible to actually loathe this novel. Cantora really needs to be more widely reconized.
Each of the three volumes of Meinig's history finished so far has simply whet my appetite for the next. This third volume is that much sharper and better-focused than the prior two, making it an unforgettable experience to read. From how the experience of settling Oregon differed from Utah or California, to the way the choice of where railroads were laid affected both patterns of settlement and ecology, to how the relationship between U.S. railroads and European steamship lines affected patterns of settlement by different ethnic groups, he is always enlightening. This is a book that will change how you look at the country and how you look at history. I can't recommend it enough.
From the very start Mr. Meinig teaches the reader, even learned ones, a new way of seeing how America was settled. His perspctive includes all members of the societies which he covers. While the book is very factual, it is written in such a way that it opens ones imagination. By using a geographical viewpoint, you are able to 'see' the topics he covers. My only criticism is that he does not reference his quotes in a traditional manner, though a quick perusal of the bibliography shows they are valid. Once you realize that he includes an extensive list of sources, this concern disappears. I recommend this to anyone who wants to discover more about the discovery of our land.
I gave 3 stars to the other 3 books in this series because they had some 5-star fans. This book seems lost on the system so I gave it a boost. When I was buying the series it somehow was very hard to find Vol 1. The other 3 seem to be paired with each other.

Anyway,, buy the whole series. Interesting and informative overview of the country. However... there are the 2 drawbacks to the book(s). Not enough maps in a book about geography and too many repeated sentences. (that old fashioned tell-tell-tell way of writing where basically you read the book 3 times by the time you are through). His writing is good, and he makes some interesting points, so the repetition is more obvious because you remember the first time it was written.

I don't want to give the wrong impression. I corrected in in reviews of the other 3 books. Definitely buy this series and give it a read in order. You will learn a lot about the history of the country and how it developed.. However, it would be an excellent book with better editing. I read the entire series at home this winter with a broken leg.. maybe my captivity made me overreact to the tell-tell-tell water torture. it obviously wasn't bad enough to make me stop reading.. it just moved to the next paragraph when i came upon it.