Railroad Empire Across The Heartland

Author: James E. Sherow
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826355102
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Railroad Empire Across The Heartland. Best known for his Civil War photographs, Alexander Gardner also documented the construction of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division (later the Kansas Pacific Railroad), across Kansas beginning in 1867. This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow’s discussion. Like most rephotography projects, this one provides fascinating information about the changes in the landscape over the last century and a half. The book presents ninety pairs of Gardner’s and Charlton’s photographs. In all of Charlton’s photos he duplicates the exact location and time of day of the Gardner originals. Sherow uses the paired images to show how Indian and Anglo-American land-use practices affected the landscape. As the Union Pacific claimed, the railroad created an American empire in the region, and Charlton’s rephotography captures the transformation of the grasslands, harnessed by the powerful social and economic forces of the railroad.

Cities Of The Heartland

Author: Jon C. Teaford
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Size: 13.31 MB
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Cities Of The Heartland. Recommended for all who want to learn about the origins of the contemporary urban crisis. ÑLibrary Journal Teaford writes a definitive history of the transformation of "America's heartland" into the "Rust Belt," chronicling the development of the cities of the industrial Midwest as they challenged the urban supremacy of the East, from their heyday to the trying times of the 1970s and '80s. The early part of this century brought wealth and promise to the heartland: automobile production made Detroit a boomtown, and automobile-related industries enriched communities; Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School of architects asserted the Midwest's aesthetic independence; Sherwood Anderson and Carl Sandburg established Chicago as a literary mecca; Jane Addams made the Illinois metropolis an urban laboratory for experiments in social justice. Soon, however, emerging Sunbelt cities began to rob such cities as Cincinnati, Saint Louis, and Chicago of their distinction as boom areas, foreshadowing urban crisis.

Author: Джеймс Фенімор Купер
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661474516
Size: 18.94 MB
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. Адаптоване видання для дітей 9-13 років. Дія роману відбувається під час колоніальних воєн у Північній Америці. Деякі індійські племена майже повністю знищені. Красуні Кора й Аліса, майор Гейворд, мужній мисливець Соколине Око та їхні відважні друзі Чингачгук і Ункас мають подолати безліч перепон і небезпек на шляху до мети — англійського форту Вільям-Генрі, де на дівчат чекає батько.

Leonardo To The Internet

Author: Thomas J. Misa
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404788
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Leonardo To The Internet. "Misa brings his acclaimed text up to date by examining how today's unsustainable energy systems, insecure information networks, and vulnerable global shipping have helped foster geopolitical risks and instability. A masterful analysis of how technology and culture have influenced each other over five centuries, Leonardo to the Internet frames a history that illuminates modern-day problems and prospects faced by our technology-dependent world


Author: Saul Bernard Cohen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742581543
Size: 57.90 MB
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Geopolitics. Written by one of the world's leading political geographers, this fully revised and updated textbook examines the dramatic changes wrought by ideological and economic forces unleashed by the end of the Cold War. Saul Cohen considers these forces in the context of their human and physical settings and explores their geographical influence on foreign policy and international relations.