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Samuel M. Otterstrom <email@example.com>
Brigham Young University
U.S. Historical Population Geography -- Geographic analysis of the movement of the frontier, city population concentrations, and relationships between manufacturing and population change (1790 - 1990+)
Genealogy & Family History
Mountain West -- Population change and development in the city-systems of the Mountain West.
|Address:||Department of Geography
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-HistGeog
BS - Brigham Young U. -- Geography-Natural Resource Management
MS -- Brigham Young U. -- Geography
PhD -- Louisiana State University -- Geography
Refereed Journal Articles:
Samuel M. Otterstrom and Brian Bunker. 2013. “Genealogy, Migration, and the Intertwined Geographies of Personal Pasts.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 103(3): 544-569. DOI:10.1080/00045608.2012.700607.
Samuel M. Otterstrom. 2012. “International Spatial Diffusion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Territoire en Mouvement. 13 (2009-1): 102-130.
J. Matthew Shumway and Samuel M. Otterstrom. 2010. “US regional income change and migration: 1995–2004.” Population, Space and Place. 16(6): 483-497.
“From Wilderness to Megalopolis: A Comparative Analysis of County Level Sex Ratios in the United States from 1790 to 1910 Using a Historical GIS.” Social Science Computer Review. 2009. 27(3): 297-312. (With Mark A. Boeckel)
“Nicaraguan Migrants in Costa Rica during the 1990s: Gender Differences and Geographic Expansion.” Journal of Latin American Geography. 2008. 7(2): 7-33.
“Divergent Growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States, 1990-2004: Diaspora, Gathering, and the East-West Divide.” Population, Space and Place. 2008. 14(3): 231-252.
“Rapid Settlement Diffusion: The Development of the Semi-Peripheral Region North of San Francisco, California: 1850-1880.” Historical Geography. 2007. 35: 241-268.
"Trends in National and Regional Population Concentration in the United States from 1790 to 1990: From the Frontier to the Urban Transformation." Social Science Journal. 2001. 38(3):393-407.
"Ethnic and Economic Regions in Slovakia: A Statistical and Visual Exploration of Contemporary Patterns." GeoJournal. 2000. 52(2): 139-147.
“Spatial Patterns of Migration and Income Change in the Mountain West: The dominance of service-based, amenity-rich counties.” The Professional Geographer. 2001. 53(4): 492-502. (with J. Matthew Shumway).
“The Influences of Transportation and Geography on the Settlement and Development of Lake County, California.” Journal of the West. 2003. 42(2): 34-44.
“Population Concentration in United States City-Systems from 1790 to 2000: Historical Trends and Current Phases.” Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 2003. 94(4):492-510.
“Deserts and Oases: The Continuing Concentration of Population in the American Mountain West.” Journal of Rural Studies. 2003. 19(4):445-462. (with J. Matthew Shumway).
“Income Migration and the Spatial Redistribution of Poverty and Income in the Mountain West During the 1990s.” Espaces, Populations, Sociétés. 2003. 2003-1:15-28. (With J. Matthew Shumway).
“The Settlement of the United States from 1790 - 1990: Divergent Rates of Growth and the End of the Frontier.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 2002. 33(1): 59-85. (With Carville Earle).
Geography, History, and the American Political Economy. 2009 Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (Co-editor with John Heppen)
A Geographical History of United States City-Systems: From the Frontier to the Urban Transformation. 2004. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
Samuel M. Otterstrom.“Multiscalar Analysis of Religious Geography in the United States.” In The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics, ed. Stanley D. Brunn. Dordrecht: Springer. Forthcoming.
Samuel M. Otterstrom and Richard H. Jackson. 2011. “The State of Deseret: The Creation of the Mormon Landscape in the Western U.S.” In Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects, ed. Stanley D. Brunn, 1975-1995. Dordrecht: Springer.
Samuel M. Otterstrom. 2009. “Genealogy and Family History.” In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, eds. Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift. V. 4, p. 334-340. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
HUSCO– 1790 - 1999. [Historical United States County Boundary Files on CD-Rom]. 1999. Geoscience Publications, Louisiana State University. (With Carville Earle and John Heppen).