9780809016341

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

by ; ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780809016341

  • ISBN10:

    0809016346

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2003
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $3.68
    Check/Direct Deposit: $3.50
List Price: $20.00 Save up to $10.00
  • Rent Book $10.00
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

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.

Author Biography

William Cronon is Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Looking Backward
The View from Waldenp. 3
The Ecological Transformation of Colonial New England
Landscape and Patchworkp. 19
Seasons of Want and Plentyp. 34
Bounding the Landp. 54
Commodities of the Huntp. 82
Taking the Forestp. 108
A World of Fields and Fencesp. 127
Harvests of Change
That Wilderness Should Turn a Martp. 159
Afterword: The Book That Almost Wasn'tp. 171
Notesp. 187
Bibliographical Essayp. 223
Indexp. 253
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review