City Formation in the Nineteenth Century Eastern United States:  Asheville, North Carolina as an Example of Urban Formation Processes in the Margin.

Author(s): Lotte E. Govaerts

Year: 2013

Summary

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, the Asheville Basin did not see its first permanent Euro-American settlement until the 1780s.  Over the following century, a relatively isolated mountain community transformed into the prosperous city of Asheville.  This evolution was shaped by factors such as local climate and landscape in combination with diverse regional, national, and global influences such as increased industrialization, technological innovations, changing infrastructure, and various wars.  Archaeological and historical investigations provide insight into the process of urbanization and the community’s relationship to and position within the growing nation and the global economy.  Particular attention is paid to use of space and consumer access to mass-produced household goods.

Cite this Record

City Formation in the Nineteenth Century Eastern United States:  Asheville, North Carolina as an Example of Urban Formation Processes in the Margin.. Lotte E. Govaerts. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428541)

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 646