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The Resource A population history of the United States, Herbert S. Klein

A population history of the United States, Herbert S. Klein

Label
A population history of the United States
Title
A population history of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Herbert S. Klein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first full-scale, one-volume survey of the demographic history of the United States. From the arrival of humans in the Western Hemisphere to the current century, Klein analyzes the basic demographic trends in the growth of the reconquest, colonial, and national populations. He surveys the origin and distribution of the Native Americans, the postconquest free and servile European and African colonial populations, and the variation in regional patterns of fertility and mortality until 1800. He then explores trends in births, deaths, and international and internal migrations during the 19th century, and compares them with contemporary European developments. The profound impact of historic declines in disease and mortality rates on the structure of the late-20th-century population is explained. The unusual patterns of recent urbanization and the rise of suburbia in the late 20th century are examined along with the renewed impact of new massive international migrations on North American society. Finally the late-20th-century changes in family structure, fertility, and mortality are evaluated for their influence on the evolution of the national population for the 21st century and compared with trends in other postdemographic-transition advanced industrial societies in Europe and Asia."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Klein, Herbert S
Dewey number
304.6/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3505
LC item number
.K58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
A population history of the United States, Herbert S. Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53435436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780521782685
Lccn
2003061548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A population history of the United States, Herbert S. Klein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53435436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780521782685
Lccn
2003061548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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