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Westward Movement of the United States' Center of Population, 1790-1870
Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897
United States. Census Office
(DLC) 05019329 (Host)
1 online resource (map) : JP2 file, col.
Website description: Julius Hilgard innovated the technique of identifying the “center” of population at each decennial census, which had a profound effect on Frederick Jackson Turner’s concept of the frontier.
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Untitled, but taken from section entitled “The Progress of the Nation, 1790-1870."
“The following map exhibits to the eye the westward movement of the centre of population from 1790 to 1870 which has been described in words and figures above.”
Host/Source Creator: Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897. Host Type of Resource: text. Host Extent: 1 p.l., 5 p., 1 l., 4, 14, 13, 8, 3, 4 p. : LIV pl. (maps, diagrs.) ; 56 x 24 cm. Host Classification: G1201.G1 U53 1874
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Population geographyMigration, InternalCensus
Eighteenth centuryNineteenth century
(W 85°--W 75°/N 41°--N 37°)