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

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

by William Cronon
     
 

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

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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, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809034055
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/01/1983
Series:
American Century Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
252

What People are saying about this

Wilbur R. Jacobs
This is ethno-ecological history at its best�American colonial history will never be the same after this past - breaking, exciting book.
—Wilbur R. Jacobs, University of California, Santa Barbara
Wilcomb E. Washburn
A superb achievement: Cronon has changed the terms of historical discourse regarding colonial New England.
—Wilcomb E. Washburn, Director of the Office of American Studies, Smithsonian Institution
Richard White
A cogent, sophisticated, and balanced study of Indian - White contact. Gracefully written, subtly argued, and well informed, it is a work whose implications extend far beyond colonial New England.
—Richard White, Michigan State University
Edmund S Morgan
A brilliant performance from which all students of early American history will profit.
—Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University

Meet the Author

William Cronon is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His book Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West won the Bancroft Prize in 1992.

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