Who Controls Public Lands?: Mining, Forestry, and Grazing Policies, 1870-1990

Front Cover
University of North Carolina Press, 1996 - Political Science - 211 pages
With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial production brought on a capitalist revolution that again remade the ecology, economy, and conceptions of nature in the region. In Ecological Revolutions, Carolyn Merchant analyzes these two major transformations in the New England environment between 1600 and 1860.

In a preface to the second edition, Merchant introduces new ideas about narrating environmental change based on gender and the dialectics of transformation, while the revised epilogue situates New England in the context of twenty-first-century globalization and climate change. Merchant argues that past ways of relating to the land could become an inspiration for renewing resources and achieving sustainability in the future.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Competing
11
Managing the Nations
67
FIVE
73
Copyright

4 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Christopher McGrory Klyza is associate professor of political science and director of the program in environmental studies at Middlebury College. He is coeditor of The Future of the Northern Forest.

Bibliographic information