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

By John C. Hudson

In response to a long time of analysis and written in transparent, concise prose through one of many most efficient 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 ebook divides the full usa and Canada into six significant areas, then extra subdivides them into twelve smaller parts. Hudson emphasizes every one sector or area's distinguishing place-specific attributes, including—to a bigger measure than earlier neighborhood geographies—political issues. during this method, the e-book tells the tale of every sector, hoping on a brisk narrative that finds the dynamic approaches in their specified features. the 1st large local geography of the North American continent in over seventy-five years, Hudson's throughout This Land becomes the traditional 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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Sherbrooke became the region’s principal city and developed a manufacturing economy based on direct railroad linkages with the year-round ocean ports of St. John, New Brunswick, and Portland, Maine. Textile and leather industries similar to those in New England appeared in the Eastern Townships by the mid– th century. Under Anglo influence, the area developed more as an outlier of New England than of Quebec. Growth in manufacturing industries created a new demand for labor, which was met in part by immigration from the St.

Trois-Rivières was a regional trade and service center whose industries consisted of a few sawmills before the boom in wood-pulp production got under way after . Today the Trois-Rivières metropolitan area contributes the largest volume of pulp and newsprint of any Canadian city, leading the industry that accounts for the largest share of Canada’s exports to the United States. British Columbia now produces nearly as much pulp and paper as does Quebec, and both have tens of billions of cubic feet of softwood forests in reserve, but Quebec’s location remains advantageous in reaching its traditional market, the publishing industry of the eastern United States.

Cartier’s party described two prosperous Iroquoian villages along the St. Lawrence. The men wintered at Stadacona, the future site of Quebec City, and visited a larger agricultural village, Hochelaga, on the island that Cartier named Montreal. To go beyond Hochelaga required navigating what was later named LaChine Rapids, a reference to the impossibility of a water route between Montreal and China. Unable to go farther upriver, Cartier traded a few furs with the natives and made an unsuccessful attempt to found a colony.

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