9780393308730

NATURE'S METROPOLIS PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393308730

  • ISBN10:

    0393308731

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-05-17
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.

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