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Historic Cities of the Americas

An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Historic Cities of the Americas by David F. Marley
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With rare maps, prints, and photographs, this unique volume explores the dramatic history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere's great cities. From the snowy French bastion of Quebec City to the carnival streets of tropical Rio de Janeiro, the Americas-North, South, Central, and Caribbean-are dotted with cities of historical and cultural import. How did tiny frontier settlements grow into world metropolises, national capitals, and centers of commerce? Features: More than 120 entries with sidebars listing colonial maps and depictions of each city. Hundreds of gorgeous, rare, and historically significant antique maps, prints, and photographs General introduction. A bibliography and index. Also includes: Detailed coverage of the effects of wars, slavery, medical and scientific innovations, journalism, immigration, and economic progress on each city. Hard-to-find information on each city's earliest years, its struggles to survive against enemy sieges, outbreaks of disease, and devastating natural phenomena such as earthquakes, tidal waves, and fires
ABC-CLIO; August 2005
1031 pages; ISBN 9781576075746
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Title: Historic Cities of the Americas
Author: David F. Marley