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By Christian Montès

ISBN-10: 022608048X

ISBN-13: 9780226080482

State capitals are an indelible a part of the yankee psyche, spatial representations of country strength and nationwide identification. studying them by means of center is a ceremony of passage in grade university, a pedagogical workout that emphasizes the significance of committing place-names to reminiscence. yet geographers haven't begun to research country capitals in any intensity. In American Capitals, Christian Montès takes us on a well-researched trip throughout America—from Augusta to Sacramento, Albany to Baton Rouge—shedding gentle alongside the best way at the ancient situations that ended in their appointment, their luck or failure, and their evolution over time.


While all nation capitals have a few features in common—as symbols of the nation, as embodiments of political strength and selection making, as public areas with deepest interests—Montès doesn't interpret them via a unmarried lens, largely due to the alterations of their spatial and ancient evolutionary styles. a few have remained small, whereas others have developed into bustling metropolises, and Montès explores the dynamics of swap and development. All yet 11 country capitals have been proven within the 19th century, thirty-five ahead of 1861, yet, particularly astonishingly, basically 8 of the fifty states have maintained their unique capitals. regardless of their respected prestige because the so much enormous and historic towns in the United States, capitals come from unusually humble beginnings, usually suffering from instability, clash, hostility, and corruption. Montès reminds us of the interval during which they happened, “an period of pioneer and idealized territorial vision,” coupled with a still-evolving American citizenry and democracy.

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