Ethnic Landscapes of America

Authors: Cross, John A

Free Preview
  • Links an overview of the spatial distribution of ethnic groups with specific local landscapes
  • Features over three-hundred stunning full-color photographs and maps
  • Suitable for both classroom and research use 
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54009-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54008-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85295-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This volume provides a comprehensive catalog of how various ethnic groups in the United States of America have differently shaped their cultural landscape. Author John Cross links an overview of the spatial distributions of many of the ethnic populations of the United States with highly detailed discussions of specific local cultural landscapes associated with various ethnic groups. This book provides coverage of several ethnic groups that were omitted from previous literature, including Italian-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and Arab-Americans, plus several smaller European ethnic populations.

The book is organized to provide an overview of each of the substantive ethnic landscapes in the United States. Between its introduction and conclusion, which looks towards the future, the chapters on the various ethnic landscapes are arranged roughly in chronological order, such that the timing of the earliest significant surviving landscape contribution determines the order the groups will be viewed.  Within each chapter the contemporary and historical spatial distribution of the ethnic groups are described, the historical geography of the group’s settlement is reviewed, and the salient aspects of material culture that characterize or distinguish the group’s ethnic landscape are discussed.

Ethnics Landscapes of America is designed for use in the classroom as a textbook or as a reader in a North American regional course or a cultural geography course. This volume also can function as a detailed summary reference that should be of interest to geographers, historians, ethnic scholars, other social scientists, and the educated public who wish to understand the visible elements of material culture that various ethnic populations have created on the landscape.

About the authors

Dr. John A. Cross serves as Professor in the Department of Geography and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54009-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54008-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85295-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnic Landscapes of America
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54009-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54009-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54008-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85295-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 411
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 343 illustrations in colour
Topics