At a glance:
- Author: D. W. Meinig
- First Published: 1993
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1800-1867
- Setting: The United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean
- Characters: Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Frederick Jackson Turner
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Native Americans or American Indians, Civil War, Agriculture, Democracy, Frontier or pioneer life
- Locales: Caribbean, United States, Mexico, Canada
Chaos theory postulates that in any series of events with even a small percentage of randomness, though the chances of predicting the outcome of any one action can be high mathematically, the odds of correctly forecasting the final state very quickly become negligibly small. Applied to weather, chaos theory explains why forecasts diminish in accuracy the further into the future predictions are attempted. Applied to human migration, it illuminates the problems nineteenth century American statesmen, commercial and agricultural interests, and individual citizens faced; every proposed...
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