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

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ISBN-10: 0809016346

ISBN-13: 9780809016341

Edition: 20th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: William Cronon, John Demos

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 20th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John Demosis Samuel Knight Professor of History at Yale University and the foremost scholar of early American witchcraft. He is the author of Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New Englandand The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America.

Foreword
Preface
Looking Backward
The View from Walden
The Ecological Transformation of Colonial New England
Landscape and Patchwork
Seasons of Want and Plenty
Bounding the Land
Commodities of the Hunt
Taking the Forest
A World of Fields and Fences
Harvests of Change
That Wilderness Should Turn a Mart
Afterword: The Book That Almost Wasn't
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index