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Changes in the Land - Revised: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - 20th anniversary edition

Changes in the Land - Revised: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - 20th anniversary edition - (rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0809016341

Cover of Changes in the Land - Revised: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - 20th anniversary edition (REV)03 (ISBN 978-0809016341)
ISBN13: 978-0809016341
ISBN10: 0809016346
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: (REV)03
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Published: 2003
International: No

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Changes in the Land - Revised: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - 20th anniversary edition - (REV)03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0809016341

William Cronon

ISBN13: 978-0809016341
ISBN10: 0809016346
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: (REV)03
Publisher: Hill and Wang

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The book that launched environmental history now updated.

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize

In this landmark work of environmental history, William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists' sense of property and their pursuit of capitalism had upon the ecosystems of New England. Reissued here with an updated afterword by the author and a new preface by the distinguished colonialist John Demos, Changes in the Land, provides a brilliant inter-disciplinary interpretation of how land and people influence one another. With its chilling closing line, "The people of plenty were a people of waste," Cronon's enduring and thought-provoking book is ethno-ecological history at its best.




Author Bio

Cronon, William : University of Wisconsin

William Cronon is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. His book Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West won the Bancroft Prize in 1992.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Looking Backward
The View from Walden p. 3
The Ecological Transformation of Colonial New England
Landscape and Patchwork p. 19
Seasons of Want and Plenty p. 34
Bounding the Land p. 54
Commodities of the Hunt p. 82
Taking the Forest p. 108
A World of Fields and Fences p. 127
Harvests of Change
The Wilderness Should Turn a Mart p. 159
Afterword: The Book That Almost Wasn't p. 171
Notes p. 187
Bibliographical Essay p. 223
Index p. 253
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