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Lecture 5

GEOG 2UI3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Charleston, New York, Gateway Cities


Department
Geography
Course Code
GEOG 2UI3
Professor
Robert Wilton
Lecture
5

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Geog 2UI3
Dr.Wilton
Lecture 5
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Lecture 5: Foundations- The U.S Urban System
1. Frontier urbanization (1599’s-1780’s)
Urban settlements: outposts of colonial exploration and
exploitation (Spanish, French, Dutch, English…)
Gateway cities
Ports that served as:
-Conduits for outward movement of staple commodities
and inward movement of products
-Ruling of colonial territories
-E.g. , Boston, Charleston, New York, etc.
Subsequently
-Entrepots: Ports develop relations with each other,
trade
-Hinterlands develop own market centers
-Small towns develop as depots for staple goods
2. Mercantile Era (1790-1840)
Independence meant:
-European ties replaced with domestic trading
relationships
-Increased accumulation of domestic capital
-Expanded political functions for urban centers
-Westward expansion
-New urban centers: St. Louis, New Orleans (trade;
water transit)
Other ongoing developments
-Specialization of cities (comparative economic
advantage)
-Immigration: demographic driver of urban growth
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