Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

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4 e de couv.: Changes in the Land, winner of the 1984 Francis Parkman Prize, offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, William Cronon constructs a brilliant interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.
 

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This is the first Environmental History book many students read. Partly because it’s one of the books that helped establish the field; partly because it covers a time period at the beginning of ... Read full review

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William Cronon is a genius, particularly how he frames the conflict between Indians and Colonists as a conflict between different systems of property ownership and to see how this intersected with the ... Read full review

Contents

PART I LOOKING BACKWARD
PART II THE ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION OF COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND
PART III HARVESTS OF CHANGE
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
INDEX
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