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Jan Nijman’s ‘Miami: Mistress of the Americas’ Receives Jackson Book Prize

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    The Jackson Book Prize was awarded by the Association of American Geographers to Jan Nijman, professor emeritus, for his 2011 book, Miami: Mistress of the Americas, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The AAG praises the book as “a superb example of geographic insight and interpre­tation” and “historical urban geography at its best—intelligent, original, and wide-ranging.” Previous winners of the Jackson Prize include Donald W. Meinig, Peirce F. Lewis, and Wilbur Zelinsky.

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