The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History / Edition 1

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History / Edition 1

by Carolyn Merchant
     
 

How and why did people living at a particular time and place use and transform their environment? Which modes of production evolved in particular habitats? How have particular political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates of the burgeoning fi
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How and why did people living at a particular time and place use and transform their environment? Which modes of production evolved in particular habitats? How have particular political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates of the burgeoning fi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231112321
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Series:
Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Pt. IHistorical overview : topics and themes1
Ch. 1The American environment and native-European encounters, 1000-18753
Ch. 2The new England wilderness transformed, 1600-185024
Ch. 3The tobacco and cotton South, 1600-190039
Ch. 4Nature and the market economy, 1750-185059
Ch. 5Western frontiers : the settlement of California and the Great Plains, 1820-193080
Ch. 6Urban environments, 1850-1960100
Ch. 7Conservation and preservation, 1785-1950120
Ch. 8Indian land policy, 1800-1990140
Ch. 9The rise of ecology, 1890-1990159
Ch. 10The era of environmentalism, 1940-2000174
Pt. IIAmerican environmental history A to Z : agencies, concepts, laws, and people191
Pt. IIIChronology : an environmental history timeline249
Pt. IVResource guide269

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