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Changes in the land Indians, colonists, and the ecology of New England by William Cronon

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Published by Hill and Wang in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • New England

Subjects:

  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- New England -- History,
  • Landscape changes -- New England -- History,
  • New England -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Cronon.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGF504.N45 C76 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 241 p. ;
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3165931M
ISBN 100809034050, 0809001586
LC Control Number83007899

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Changes in the Land describes first and foremost how the Europeans changed the land. Though the subtitle begins with Indians, Cronon spends very little time on their ecological modifications before describing in depth the actions of Europeans, much to the detriment of forming a well-balanced by:   This is an academic work, but that rare gem of a book which can transcend the mere academy. In Changes in the Land, Cronon systematically details what New England looked like before the arrival of the first Europeans and how the ecology of the land was changed by the interaction with Europeans. You learn many fascinating things in this book. Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced. Changes in the Land is a seminal work in environmental history. The book was first published in Cronon’s narrative addresses the evolution of New England’s ecosystems, highlighting the effects on these systems by colonial beliefs in capitalism and property ownership that dated back to the early settlements, such as Plymouth in

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  The Life and Work of an Environmental Historian with William Cronon - Conversations with History - Duration: University of California Television (UCTV) 11, views. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize. Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another Cited by: Changes to the Land, published by the Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution in December , is an acre-by-acre analysis of the risks and opportunities of 4 plausible land-use futures for Massachusetts.. Over the next several years, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Changes to the Land team will expand the project to the 5 remaining New England states.   I found this book very compelling, and would highly reccomend it for anyone interested in ecology, land ownership, or New England. Below is a recap of the most important points I took away from Cronon's book:The main point William Cronon explains in Changes in the Land is why the landscape of New England differs in at the start of the industrial revolution from prior to the arrival 5/5(5).