American Ethnic Geography


A Selected Bibliography of the
Ethnic and Cultural Geography of the
United States and Canada


| Atlases | American Indians | Midland Subculture | Lower Southern Subculture | New England Subculture |
| Mormons | African Americans | Ethnic and Racial Mixtures | Hispanic Americans | German Americans |
| German Anabaptist Groups | Dutch Americans | Scandinavian Americans | Finnish Americans |
| Canadian French | Louisiana/Mississippi Valley French | Irish and Scotch-Irish Americans |
| Slavic Americans | Italian Americans | Jewish Americans | Asian Americans |
| Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies | Settlement Morphology | Religion | Language |
| Agriculture | Folk Architecture | Politics | Music | Culture Regions and Boundaries |


POLITICS

Archer, J. C. "Political Geography of Comtemporary Events VI: Some Geographical Aspects of the American Presidential Election of 1984." Political Geography Quarterly 4 (1985): 159-172.

Archer, J. C. et al. "Counties, States, Sections, and Parties in the 1984 Presidential Election." Professional Geographer 35 (1985): 279-287.

Archer, J. C. and Taylor, P. J. Section and Party: A Political Geography of American Presidential Elections, from Andrew Jackson to Ronald Reagan. John Wiley, 1981.

Johnston, Ronald J. "The Changing Geography of Voting in the United States, 1946-1980." Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 7 (1982): 187-204.

Brunn, Stanley D. Geography and Politics in America. New York: Harper and Row, 1974.

Sharkansky, Ira. Regionalism in American Politics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1979.

Vanderhill, Burke G. and Unger, Frank A. "Georgia's Crenelated Country Boundaries." West Georgia College Studies in the Social Sciences 16 (1977): 59-72.

Webster, Gerald R. "Demise of the Solid South." Geographical Review 92 (1992): 43-55.

Winberry, John J. "Formation of the West Virginia-Virginia Boundary." Southeastern Geographer 17 (1977): 108-124.



MUSIC

Arkell, Thomas. "Geography on Record: Origins and Diffusion of the Blues." Geographical Magazine 63 (1991): 30-34.

Butler, Richard W. "The Geography of Rock: 1954-1970." Ontario Geography 24 (1984): 1-33.

Carney, George O. "Bluegrass Grows All Around: The Spatial Dimensions of a Country Music Style." Journal of Cultural Geography 73, no. 4 (1974): 34-55.

________. "Country Music and the South: A Cultural Geography Perspective." Journal of Cultural Geography 1 (1980): 16-33.

________. "From Down Home to Uptown: The Diffusion of Country Music Radio Stations in the United States." Journal of Geography 75 (1977): 104-110.

________. "Okie from Muskogee: The Spatial Dimensions of Oklahoma Country Music." Arkansas Journal of Geography 3 (1987): 11-17.

________. "The Ozarks: A Reinterpretation Based on Folk Song Materials." North American Culture 6 (1990): 40-55.

________. "T for Texas, T for Tennessee: The Origins of American Country Music Notables." Journal of Geography 78 (1979): 218-225.

________. "Western North Carolina: Culture Hearth of Bluegrass Music." Journal of Cultural Geography 16, no 1 (Fall/Winter 1996): 65-87.

Carney, George O., ed. The Sounds of People and Places: A Geography of American Folk and Popular Music, 3rd ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994.

________. Fast Food, Stock Cars, and Rock 'n' Roll: Place and Space in American Pop Culture. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995.

Curtis, James R. and Rose, Richard F. "'The Miami Sound': A Contemporary Latin Form of Place-Specific Music." Journal of Cultural Geography 4 (1983): 110-118.

Ford, Larry R. "Geographic Factors in the Origin, Evolution, and Diffusion of Rock and Roll Music." Journal of Geography 70 (1971): 455-464.

Glasgow, Jon A. "An Example of Spatial Diffusion: Jazz Music." Geographical Survey 8 (1979): 10-21.

Horsley, A. D. "The Spatial Impact of White Gospel Quartets in the United States." John Edwards Memorial Foundation Quarterly 15 (1979): 91-98.

Kuhlken, Robert and Sexton, Rocky. "The Geography of Zydeco Music." Journal of Cultural Geography 12 (1991): 27-38.




CULTURE REGIONS AND BOUNDARIES

Bigelow, Bruce. "Roots and Regions: A Summary Definition of the Cultural Geography of America." Journal of Geography 79 (1980): 218-229.

Bobersky, Alexander T., and Stephens, David T. "Cultural Faultline: An Examination of Early Settlement Patterns Along the Boundary of the Western Reserve." Pioneer America Society Transactions 11 (1988): 87-95.

Bowen, William A. "American Ethnic Regions, 1880." Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 8 (1976): 44-46.

Brownell, Joseph W. "The Cultural Midwest." Journal of Geography 59 (1960): 81-85.

Conzen, Michael P. "Culture Regions, Homelands, and Ethnic Archipelagos in the United States: Methodological Considerations." Journal of Cultural Geography 13, no. 2 (Spring/Summer, 1993): 13-29.

Garland, John, ed. The North American Midwest: A Regional Geography. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1955.

Gastil, Raymond D. Culture Regions of the United States. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1975.

________. "The Pacific Northwest as a Culture Region." Pacific Northwest Quarterly 64 (1973): 147-156.

Glenn, Norval D., and Simmons, J. L. "Are Regional Cultural Differences Diminishing?" Public Opinion Quarterly 31 (1967): 176-193.

Good, James K. "The Vernacular Regions of Arkansas." Journal of Geography 80 (1981): 179-185.

Hewes, Leslie. "Cultural Fault Line in the Cherokee Country." Economic Geography 19 (1943): 136-142.

Jordan, Terry G. "Perceptual Regions in Texas." Geographical Review 68 (1978): 293-307

Lamme, Ary J., III, and Oldakowski, Raymond K. "Vernacular Areas of Florida." Southeastern Geographer 22 (1982):99-109.

Luebke, Frederick. "Regionalism and the Great Plains: Problems of Concept and Method." Western Historical Quarterly 15 (1984): 19-38.

Meyer, Douglas K. and Meyer, Judith W. "American Cultural Themes: Midwest and New England Culture Regions." Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society 21, no. 2 (1979): 28-36.

Miller, E. Joan Wilson. "The Ozark Culture Region as Revealed by Traditional Materials." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 58 (1968): 51-77.

Mitchell, Robert D. "The Formation of Early American Culture Regions: An Interpretation." In European Settlement and Development in North America: Essays on Geographic Change in Honour and Memory of Andrew Hill Clark, ed. James R. Gibson, 66-90. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978.

Noble, Allen G. "Identifying Ethnic Regions in Ohio." Ohio Geographers: Recent Research Themes 12 (1984): 18-29.

Pillsbury, Richard. "The Pennsylvania Culture Area: A Reappraisal." North American Culture 3, no. 2 (1987): 37-54.

Raitz, Karl. "North American Ethnic Maps." Geographical Review 68 (1978): 335-350.

Raitz, Karl, and Ulack, Richard. "Appalachian Vernacular Regions." Journal of Cultural Geography 2, no. 1 (1981): 106-119.

Reed, John S. "The Heart of Dixie: An Essay in Folk Geography." Social Forces 54 (1976): 925-939.

Rose, Gregory S. "The National Road Border Between the North and the South in the Midwest by 1870." Geoscience and Man 25 (1988): 159-167.

Schneider, Mark. "Ethnic Regions of the United States, 1890-1970." Polity 12, no. 2 (1979): 273-290.

Shortridge, James R. "Changing Usage of Four American Regional Labels." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 77 (1987): 325-336.

________. "The Emergence of 'Middle West' as an American Regional Label." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 74 (1984): 209-220.

________. "The Heart of the Prairie: Culture Areas in the Central and Northern Great Plains." Great Plains Quarterly 8, no. 4 (1988): 206-221.

________. "The Vernacular Middle West." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 75 (1985): 48-57.

________. "Vernacular Regions in Kansas." American Studies 21 (Spring, 1980): 73-94.

Strong, Helen M. "Regionalism: Its Cultural Significance." Economic Geography 12 (1936): 382-410.

Winberry, John J. "Formation of the West Virginia-Virginia Boundary." Southeastern Geographer 17 (1977): 108-124.

Zelinsky, Wilbur. "North America's Vernacular Regions." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 70 (1980): 1-16.

________. "Where the South Begins: The Northern Limit of the Cis-Appalachian South in Terms of Settlement Landscape." Social Forces 30 (1951): 172-178.

________. "The Changing Character of North American Culture Areas." In Regional Studies: The Interplay of Land and People, ed. Glen E. Lich, 113-135. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1992.


| Atlases | American Indians | Midland Subculture | Lower Southern Subculture | New England Subculture |
| Mormons | African Americans | Ethnic and Racial Mixtures | Hispanic Americans | German Americans |
| German Anabaptist Groups | Dutch Americans | Scandinavian Americans | Finnish Americans |
| Canadian French | Louisiana/Mississippi Valley French | Irish and Scotch-Irish Americans |
| Slavic Americans | Italian Americans | Jewish Americans | Asian Americans |
| Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies | Settlement Morphology | Religion | Language |
| Agriculture | Folk Architecture | Politics | Music | Culture Regions and Boundaries |

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