Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

ISBN-10: 0231112335

ISBN-13: 9780231112338

Edition: 2005

Authors: Carolyn Merchant

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Written by a leading scholar, this work provides a context-setting overview of American environmental history from the beginning of the millennium to the present day.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Carolyn Merchant is professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author ofThe Death of Nature,Reinventing Eden, and several other books on environmental history. She is a past president of the American Society for Environmental History and a recipient of the society's distinguished scholar award.

Historical Overview: Topics and Themes
The American Environment and Native-European Encounters, 1000-1875
The New England Wilderness Transformed, 1600-1850
The Tobacco and Cotton south, 1600-1900
Nature and the Market Economy, 1750-1850
Western Frontiers: The Settlement of California and the Great Plains, 1820-1930
Urban Environments, 1850-1960
Conservation and Preservation, 1785-1950
Indian Land Policy, 1800-1990
The Rise of Ecology, 1890-1990
The Era of Environmentalism, 1940-2000
American Environmental History A to Z: Agencies, Concepts, Laws, and People
Chronology: An Environmental History Timeline
Resource Guide Visual Resources Electronic
Resources Bibliographical
Essay Bibliography
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