Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire

By: Morrissey, Katherine G.

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Rarely recognized outside its boundaries today, the Pacific Northwest region known at the turn of the century as the Inland Empire included portions of the states of Washington and Idaho, as well as British Columbia. Katherine G. Morrissey traces the history of this self-proclaimed region from its origins through its heyday. In doing so, she challenges the characterization of regions as fixed places defined by their geography, economy, and demographics. Regions, she argues, are best understood as mental constructs, internally defined through conflicts and debates among different groups of people seeking to control a particular area's identity and direction. She tells the story of the Inland Empire as a complex narrative of competing perceptions and interests.

Title: Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire

Author Name: Morrissey, Katherine G.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1997-12-08

ISBN Number: 0801483263

ISBN Number 13: 9780801483264

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU201501687