HIST 124 Exam 2 Notes

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HIST 124 Exam 2 Notes Identifications: 1. Central Place Theory a. “cities were like stars or planets, with gravitational fields that attracted people and trade like miniature solar systems.” (38, Cronon) b. model of urban growth c. the law of centralization i. made up of circles each marking a higher stage of urban progress d. “rural populations clustered around small villages, which clustered in turn around larger towns, which clustered in turn around still larger cities. (39, Cronon) e. “urban solar system” (39, Cronon) f. “the growing countryside would create its central city” (39, Cronon) g. central place theory is similar to Von Thunen’s Isolated State from 1826 i. mathematical description of the spatial relationships and economic linkages between city and country, if there was a completely isolated world and a single city sat in the middle of a uniformly fertile plain 1. regular patterns of agricultural activity would appear in the surrounding territory a. two key variables i. how much people in the city were willing to pay for different crops ii. how much it cost to transport those crops to market 1. with the increasing distance from town the land will progressively be given up to products cheap to transport in relation to their value ii. a series of concentric agricultural zones would form around the
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course HIST 124 taught by Professor Pamelamack during the Fall '08 term at Clemson.

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HIST 124 Exam 2 Notes - HIST 124 Exam 2 Notes...

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