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America's Northern Heartland.

Borchert, John R.

The Upper Midwest has evolved through a century of development and transformation. The saga of this change is chronicled through the language of maps, especially time-series maps, in John Borchert's 1987 book. He sees the region's development in two parts: a half century of population boom in which the basic settlement pattern was built, followed by a second half century of slower population growth but rapid economic growth and dramatic population redistribution. The maps show the details in minute particular, from changes in land use to changes in population, transportation, and communication networks. Many black and white photographs add to the history of how our region has adapted over more than a hundred years.

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University of Minnesota Press.
Supported by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
250 pp.
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