9780809016341

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780809016341

  • ISBN 10:

    0809016346

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/01/2003
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang

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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.

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