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This volume, like others in the series, should prove to be welcome.
Provides a useful summary of an important subject.
Essential for colleges, university, and large public libraries, and special libraries supporting U.S. history, ecology, geography, or environmentalism.
— John Opie
Merchant takes a most useful approach to environmental scholarship by encapsulating a daunting range of factual information and critical information into this practical volume... one of the best books of its kind.
[Carolyn Merchant] is eminently qualified to produce this fifth edition to "The Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures" series... there is a great deal to admire in this guide.
An impressive introduction to environmental history... Merchant has succeeded in producing an accessible first stop handbook that will be relied on for many years.
— John H. Perkins
— Arn Keeling
This is a one-volume resource not to be missed. It will be our primary reference work on American environmental history.
Merchant has been one of the most important scholars building the field of environmental history. Her excellent guide will be of use to new students in environmental history and to established scholars coming into the field from other areas.
Merchant provides a valuable introduction to the topics and perspectives that characterize the discipline.
|Pt. I||Historical overview : topics and themes||1|
|Ch. 1||The American environment and native-European encounters, 1000-1875||3|
|Ch. 2||The new England wilderness transformed, 1600-1850||24|
|Ch. 3||The tobacco and cotton South, 1600-1900||39|
|Ch. 4||Nature and the market economy, 1750-1850||59|
|Ch. 5||Western frontiers : the settlement of California and the Great Plains, 1820-1930||80|
|Ch. 6||Urban environments, 1850-1960||100|
|Ch. 7||Conservation and preservation, 1785-1950||120|
|Ch. 8||Indian land policy, 1800-1990||140|
|Ch. 9||The rise of ecology, 1890-1990||159|
|Ch. 10||The era of environmentalism, 1940-2000||174|
|Pt. II||American environmental history A to Z : agencies, concepts, laws, and people||191|
|Pt. III||Chronology : an environmental history timeline||249|
|Pt. IV||Resource guide||269|