Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States by John C. Hudson

By John C. Hudson

In accordance with a long time of study and written in transparent, concise prose through one of many premiere geographers in North the USA, John C. Hudson's throughout This Land is a complete local geography of the North American continent.Clearly equipped, the booklet divides the complete usa and Canada into six significant areas, then extra subdivides them into twelve smaller components. Hudson emphasizes each one area or area's distinguishing place-specific attributes, including—to a bigger measure than past nearby geographies—political concerns. during this manner, the e-book tells the tale of every zone, hoping on a brisk narrative that unearths the dynamic tactics in their designated features. the 1st broad nearby geography of the North American continent in over seventy-five years, Hudson's throughout This Land turns into the normal textual content in geography classes facing Canada and the U.S. in addition to a well-liked reference paintings for students, scholars, and lay readers.

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Lawrence River near Quebec City and rises abruptly at the edge of the St. Lawrence Lowland just north of Montreal. Within the Shield only relatively small, confined areas have a cover of glacial sediments (often, glacial lake margins) thick enough for the development of agricultural soils. -Jean and the adjacent broad plain fringing the upper Saguenay River. -Jean lies one hundred miles north of the edge of settled territory at Quebec City, agricultural settlers began moving up the Saguenay Valley in the s, making farms out of forest clearings in an area where soils were known to be relatively fertile.

The lower Saguenay River is a fjord, a former river valley overdeepened by the seaward movement of glacial ice, which allows ocean vessels to pass inland more than sixty miles from the St. Lawrence River. British-owned companies sent shiploads of Saguenay Valley timber to Great Britain during the th century. As the local population grew, lumber interests built sawmills that, in turn, became the nuclei of some of the region’s first urban centers. One example is Chicoutimi, now the focus of a metropolitan area whose population exceeds ,.

Lawrence by British troops, the French finally made an unconditional surrender at Montreal one year later. Under terms of the Treaty of Paris, signed in , France ceded to Great Britain all her North American possessions except for the tiny islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the southern Newfoundland coast. There would be no new French settlements made after that date in the territory that would become the United States, but the vibrant French society of Quebec survived. In fact it was not until the early th century that French-speakers finally were outnumbered by English-speakers in Canada as a whole.

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