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American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Christian Montès


This book will be the first to offer a comprehensive study of American State capitals. Drawing from a historical geography perspective, it gives an insight into the complex processes leading to the selection of state capitals as well as a first assessment of their subsequent evolution and of their integration to the broader processes of territorial and urban building. The book is divided in three sections. The first addresses state capitals as places of memory and studies the urban fabric as well as their symbolic value. The second section studies the capitals’ selection processes. Searching t ... More

Keywords: State capitals, United States, Selection process, Model, Territorial building, Place of memory, Democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226080482
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Montès, author