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 |


AGRICULTURE

Aiken, C. S. "An Examination of the Role of the Eli Whitney Cotton Gin in the Origin of the United States Cotton Regions." Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 3 (1971): 5-9.

________. "The Evolution of Cotton Ginning in the Southeastern United States." Geographical Review 63 (1973): 196-224.

________. "The Fragmented Neoplantation: A New Type of Farm Operation in the Southeast." Southeastern Geographer 11 (1971): 43-51.

Baker, O. E. "Agricultural Regions of North America." Economic Geography 3 (1927): 65-86.

Bogue, A. G. From Prairie to Corn Belt: Farming on the Illinois and Iowa Prairies in the Nineteenth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963.

Bryan, K. "Flood-Water Farming." Geographical Review 19 (1929): 444-456.

Butzer, Karl. "Cattle and Sheep from Old to New Spain: Historical Antecedents." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 78 (1988): 29-56.

Colby, C. C. "The California Raisin Industry." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 14 (1924): 49-108.

Doolittle, William E. "Las Marismas to Pánuco to Texas: The Transfer of Open Range Cattle Ranching from Iberia through Northeastern Mexico." Yearbook of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers 13 (1987): 3-11.

Gouger, James B. "The Northern Neck of Virginia: A Tidewater Grain-Farming Region in the Antebellum South." West Georgia College Studies in the Social Sciences 16 (1977): 73-90.

Hart, John Fraser. "Change in the Corn Belt." Geographical Review 76 (1986): 51-72.

________. "The Demise of King Cotton." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 67 (1977): 307-322.

Hilliard, S. B. "Antebellum Tidewater Rice Culture in South Carolina and Georgia." In European Settlement and Development in North America, ed. James R. Gibson, 91-115. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978.

________. "Plantations and the Molding of the Southern Landscape." In The Making of the American Landscape, ed. Michael P. Conzen, 104-126. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.

________. "Site Characteristics and Spatial Stability of the Louisiana Sugarcane Industry." Agricultural History 53 (1979): 254-269.

________. "The Tidewater Rice Plantation: An Ingenious Adaptation to Nature." Geoscience and Man 12 (1975): 57-66.

Jordan, Terry G. "An Iberian Lowland/Highland Model for Latin American Cattle Ranching." Journal of Historical Geography 15 (1989): 111-125.

________. "Between the Forest and the Prairie." Agricultural History 38 (1964): 205-216.

________. "Early Northeast Texas and the Evolution of Western Ranching." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 67 (1977): 66-87.

________. "The Origin of Anglo-Ameican Cattle Ranching in Texas: A Documentation of Diffusion from the Lower South." Economic Geography 45 (1969): 63-87.

________. "The Overemphasis of Texas as a Source of Western Cattle Ranching." The Charles L. Wood Agricultural History Lecture Series, Publication No. 92-1. Lubbock, TX: International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies, Texas Tech University, 1992.

________. Trails to Texas: Southern Roots of Western Cattle Ranching. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981.

Jordan, Terry G. and Kaups, Matti. The American Backwoods Frontier: An Ethnic and Ecological Interpretation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Kovacik, Charles F. and Mason, Robert E. "Changes in the South Carolina Sea Island Cotton Industry." Southeastern Geographer 25 (1985): 77-104.

Lemon, James T. "The Agricultural Practices of National Groups in Eighteenth-Century Southeastern Pennsylvania." Geographical Review 56 (1966): 467-496.

________. The Best Poor Man's Country: A Geographical Study of Early Southeastern Pennsylvania. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972.

Prunty, M. C. "The Renaissance of the Southern Plantation." Geographical Review 45 (1955): 459-491.

Prunty, M. C. and Aiken, C. S. "The Demise of the Piedmont Cotton Region." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 62 (1972): 283-306.

Rehder, J. B. "Diagnostic Landscape Traits of Sugar Plantations in Southern Louisiana." Geoscience and Man 19 (1978): 135-150.

Simmons, M. "Spanish Irrigation Practices in New Mexico." New Mexico Historical Review 47 (1982): 135-150.

Wilhelm, E. J., Jr. "Animal Drives-A Case Study in Historical Geography." Journal of Geography 66 (1967): 327-334.

________. "Animal Drives in the Southern Highlands." Mountain Life and Work 42, no. 2 (Summer, 1966): 6-11.

Wilms, Douglas C. "The Development of Rice Culture in 18th Century Georgia." Southeastern Geographer 12 (1972): 45-57.

Winberry, John. "Indigo in South Carolina: A Historical Geography." Southeastern Geographer 19 (1979): 91-102.




FOLK ARCHITECTURE and related landscape elements

Alwin, John A. "Montana's Beaverslide Hay Stacker." Journal of Cultural Geography 3, no. 1 (Fall-Winter, 1982): 42-50.

Attebery, Jennifer E. "Log Construction in the Sawtooth Valley of Idaho." Pioneer America 8 (January, 1976): 36-46.

Brandt, Lawrence R. and Braatz, Ned E. "Log Buildings in Portage County, Wisconsin: Some Cultural Implications." Pioneer America 4 (January, 1972): 29-39.

Bastian, Robert W. "Indiana Folk Architecture: A Lower Midwestern Index." Pioneer America 9, no. 2 (December, 1977): 115-136.

________. "Southeastern Pennsylvania and Central Wisconsin Barns: Examples of Independent Parallel Development?" Professional Geographer 27 (1975): 200-204.

Brown, M. A. "Barns in the Black Swamp of Northwestern Ohio." Pioneer America Society Transactions 12 (1989): 47-54.

Bucher, Robert C. "The Continental Log House." Pennsylvania Folklife 12, no. 4 (Summer, 1962): 14-19.

________. "The Swiss Bank House in Pennsylvania." Pennsylvania Folklife 18, no. 2 (Winter, 1968-69): 2-11.

Davidson, David. "Log Building in the San Francisco Peaks of Northern Arizona." Southwest Folklife 1 (1977): 1-28.

Ennals, Peter. "Nineteenth-Century Barns in Southern Ontario." Canadian Geographer 16 (1972): 256-270.

________. "The Yankee Origins of Bluenose Vernacular Architecture." American Review of Canadian Studies 12 (1982):

Ensminger, Robert F. "A Comparative Study of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Forebay Barns." Pennsylvania Folklife 32, no. 3 (Spring, 1983): 98-114.

________. "A Search for the Origin of the Pennsylvania Barn." Pennsylvania Folklife 30, no. 2 (Winter, 1980-81): 50-69.

________. The Pennsylvania Barn: Its Origin, Evolution, and Distribution in North America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Fife, Austin E. and Fife, James M. "Hay Derricks of the Great Basin and Upper Snake River Valley." Western Folklore 7 (1948): 225-239.

Francaviglia, Richard V. "Western American Barns: Architectural Form and Climatic Considerations." Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 34 (1972): 153-160.

________. "Western Hay Derricks: Cultural Geography and Folklore as Revealed by Vanishing Agricultural Technology." Journal of Popular Culture 11 (Spring, 1978): 916-927.

Glass, Joseph W. The Pennsylvania Culture Region: A View From the Barn. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986.

Glassie, Henry. "The Appalachian Log Cabin." Mountain Life and Work 39 (Winter, 1963): 5-14.

________. "The Double-Crib Barn in South-Central Pennsylvania: Part I." Pioneer America 1 (January, 1969): 9-16.

________. "The Double-Crib Barn in South-Central Pennsylvania: Part II." Pioneer America 1 (July, 1969): 40-45.

________. "The Double-Crib Barn in South-Central Pennsylvania: Part III." Pioneer America 2 (January, 1970): 47-52.

________. "The Double-Crib Barn in South-Central Pennsylvania: Part IV." Pioneer America 2 (July, 1970): 23-34.

________. Folk Housing in Middle Virginia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1975.

________. "The Old Barns of Appalachia." Mountain Life and Work 41 (Summer, 1965): 21-30.

________. Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1968.

________. "The Pennsylvania Barn in the South." Pennsylvania Folklife 15, no. 2 (Winter, 1965-66): 8-19; 15, no. 4 (Summer, 1966): 12-25.

________. "The Types of the Southern Mountain Cabin." In The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction, ed. Jan H. Brunvand, 338-370. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1968.

Hart, J. F. and Mather, E. C. "The American Fence." Landscape 6, no. 3 (Spring, 1957): 4-9.

Hudson, John. "Frontier Housing in North Dakota." North Dakota History 42 (Fall, 1975): 4-15.

Hulan, Richard H. "The Dogtrot House and its Pennsylvania Associations." Pennsylvania Folklife 26 (Summer, 1977): 25-32.

________. "Middle Tennessee and the Dogtrot House." Pioneer America 7, no. 2 (July, 1975): 37-46.

Hutslar, Donald A. The Architecture of Migration: Log Construction in the Ohio Country, 1750-1850. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1986.

Jordan, Terry G. "A Reappraisal of Fenno-Scandian Antecedents for Midland American Log Construction." Geographical Review 73 (1983): 58-94.

________. "Alpine, Alemannic, and American Log Construction." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 70 (1980): 154-180.

________. American Log Buildings: An Old World Heritage. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

________. "Log Corner-Timbering in Texas." Pioneer America 8 (January, 1976): 8-18.

________. "Moravian, Schwenkfelder, and American Log Construction." Pennsylvania Folklife 33 (Spring 1984): 98-124.

________. Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1978.

Jordan, Terry G. and Kaups, Matti. The American Backwoods Frontier: An Ethnic and Ecological Interpretation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

________. "Folk Architecture in Cultural and Ecological Context." Geographical Review 77 (1987): 52-75.

Jordan, Terry G., Kaups, Matti, and Lieffort, Richard M. "Diamond Notching in America and Europe." Pennsylvania Folklife 36 (1986-87): 70-78.

________. "New Evidence on the European Origin of Pennsylvanian V Notching." Pennsylvania Folklife 36 (1986-87): 20-31.

Jordan, Terry G. and Kilpinen, Jon T. "Square Notching in the Log Carpentry Tradition of Pennsylvania Extended." Pennsylvania Folklife 40 (1990): 2-18.

Jordan, Terry G.; Kilpinen, Jon T.; and Gritzner, Charles F. The Mountain West: Interpreting the Folk Landscape. Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Kilpinen, Jon T. "Cultural Diffusion and the Formation of the Western Cultural Landscape: The Shed-Roofed Single-Crib Outbuilding." Pioneer America Society Transactions 18 (1995): 9-15.

________. "Finnish Cultural Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest." Pacific Northwest Quarterly 86, no. 1 (Winter 1994/95): 25-34.

________. "The Front-Gabled Log Cabin and the Role of the Great Plains in the Formation of the Mountain West's Built Landscape." Great Plains Quarterly 15 (Winter 1995): 19-31.

________. "Material Folk Culture in the Adaptive Strategy of the Rocky Mountain Valley Ranching Frontier." M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1990.

________. "Material Folk Culture of the Rocky Mountain High Valleys." Material Culture 23, no. 2 (1991): 25-41.

________. "The Mountain Horse Barn: A Case of Western Innovation." Pioneer America Society Transactions 17 (1994): 25-32.

________. "Traditional Fence Types of Western North America." Pioneer America Society Transactions 15 (1992): 15-22.

Kniffen, Fred B. "Folk Housing: Key to Diffusion." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 55 (1965): 549-577.

________. "Louisiana House Types." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 26 (1936): 179-183.

_________. "On Corner Timbering." Pioneer America 1 (January, 1969): 1-8.

Kniffen, Fred B., and Glassie, Henry. "Building in Wood in the Eastern United States." Geographical Review 56 (1966): 40-65.

Lewis, Pierce. "The Cottage as a Dominant Folk House in Connecticut." Proceedings, New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society 10 (1980): 23-27.

McLennan, Marshall. "Vernacular Architecture: Common House Types in Southern Michigan." In Michigan Folklife Reader, eds. C. Kurt Dewhurst and Yvonne R. Lockwood, 15-45. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1987.

Marshall, Howard W. Folk Architecture in Little Dixie: A Regional Culture in Missouri. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1981.

Mather, E. C. and Hart, J. F. "Fences and Farms." Geographical Review 44 (1954): 201-223.

Meyer, Douglas K. "Diffusion of Upland South Folk Housing to the Shawnee Hills of Southern Illinois." Pioneer America 7 (July, 1975): 56-66.

Morgan, John. The Log House in East Tennessee. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990.

Noble, Allen G. "Barns as Elements of the Settlement Landscape of Rural Ohio." Pioneer America 9, no. 1 (July, 1977): 63-79.

________. Wood, Brick, and Stone: The North American Settlement Landscape, 2 vols. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.

Noble, Allen G. and Seymour, Gayle A. "Distribution of Barn Types in Northeastern United States." Geographical Review 72 (1982): 155-170.

O'Malley, James R. and Rehder, John B. "The Two-Story Log House in the Upland South." Journal of Popular Culture 11, no. 4 (Spring, 1978): 904-915.

Perkins, Martin. "Cobblestone Architecture: A Southeastern Wisconsin Extension of Western New York's Masonry Building Tradition." Pioneer America Society Transactions 10 (1987): 1-8.

Pillsbury, Richard. "The Construction Materials of the Rural Folk Housing of the Pennsylvania Culture Region." Pioneer America 8 (1976): 98-106.

________. "Patterns in the Folk and Vernacular House Forms of the Pennsylvania Culture Region." Pioneer America 9 (1977): 12-31.

Price, H. Wayne. "The Double-Crib Log Barns of Calhoun County." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 73, no. 2 (Summer, 1980): 140-160.

________. "The Persistence of a Tradition: Log Architecture of Jersey County, Illinois." Pioneer America Society Transactions 11 (1988): 54-62.

Raup, H. F. "The Fence in the Cultural Landscape." Western Folklore 6 (1947): 1-12.

Ridlen, Susanne S. "Bank Barns in Cass County, Indiana." Pioneer America 4, no. 2 (July, 1972): 25-43.

Schreiber, William I. "The Pennsylvania Dutch Bank Barns in Ohio." Journal of the Ohio Folklore Society 2 (Spring, 1967): 15-28.

Sloan, Eric. "The First Covered Bridge in America." Geographical Review 49 (1959): 315-321.

Wacker, Peter O. "Traditional House and Barn Types in New Jersey: Keys to Acculturation, Past Cultureographic Regions, and Settlement History." Geoscience and Man 5 (1974): 163-176.

Wacker, Peter O. and Trendell, Roger T. "The Log House in New Jersey: Origins and Diffusion." Keystone Folklore Quarterly 13 (1968): 248-268.

Wilhelm, Hubert G. H. "The Pennsylvania-Dutch Barn in Southeastern Ohio." Geoscience and Man 5 (1974): 155-162.

Wilhelm, Hubert G. H. and Miller, Michael. "Half-Timber Costruction: A Relic Building Method in Ohio." Pioneer America 6, no. 2 (July, 1974): 43-51.

Wilson, Eugene M. "The Single Pen Log House in the South." Pioneer America 2, no. 1 (January, 1970): 21-28.

Wright, Martin. "The Antecedents of the Double-Pen House Type." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 48 (1958): 109-117.

Zelinsky, Wilbur. "The Log House in Georgia." Geographical Review 43 (1953): 173-193.


| 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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