This volume offers a comprehensive historical overview of the formation and growth of North American regions from European exploration and colonization to the later 20th century. Collectively the contributors explore the key themes of acquisition of geographical knowledge, cultural transfer and acculturation, frontier expansion, spatial organization of society, resource exploitation, regional and national integration, and landscape change. This edition contains new chapters, redrawn maps, and an introduction that explores scholarly trends in historical geography since publication of the first edition.
Thomas F. McIlwraith is professor of geography at the University of Toronto. Edward K. Muller is professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh.