A Population History of the United States (2nd Revised edition)

A Population History of the United States (2nd Revised edition)

By: Herbert S. Klein (author)Hardback

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The first full-scale, one-volume survey of the demographic history of the United States has been fully updated here. From the arrival of humans in the Western Hemisphere to the current century, Klein analyses the basic demographic trends in the growth of the pre-conquest, colonial and national populations. From the origin and distribution of the Native Americans to late twentieth century changes in family structure, fertility and mortality, this updated edition incorporates recent research, including data from the 2010 census. In this definitive study, Klein explores regional patterns of fertility and mortality, trends in births, deaths and international and internal migrations, comparing them with contemporary European developments. The profound impact of historic declines in disease and mortality rates on the population structure of the late-twentieth century is explained, while the more recent urbanisation and rise of suburbia are examined within the context of new massive international migrations on North American society.

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Herbert S. Klein is the Gouverneur Morris Emeritus Professor of History, Columbia University, New York and Research Fellow and Curator at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California. He is the author of numerous books, including The Atlantic Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1999) and A Concise History of Bolivia (Cambridge, 2003). He also co-authored, with Francisco Vidal Luna, Brazil Since 1980 (Cambridge, 2006) and Slavery in Brazil (Cambridge, 2009), and with Laird Bergad, Hispanics in the United States, 1980-2005 (Cambridge, 2010).


Introduction; 1. Paleo-Indians, Europeans, and the settlement of America; 2. Colonization and settlement of North America; 3. The Early Republic to 1860; 4. The creation of an industrial and urban society, 1860-1914; 5. The evolution of a modern population, 1914-45; 6. Transitions: the baby boom and bust and the new new immigrants, 1945-70; 7. A modern industrial society, 1970-2010.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/05/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781107015982
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 295
  • ID: 9781107015982
  • weight: 530
  • ISBN10: 1107015987
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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