Ecological Revolutions: Nature, Gender, and Science in New England / Edition 1

Ecological Revolutions: Nature, Gender, and Science in New England / Edition 1

by Carolyn Merchant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807842540

ISBN-13: 9780807842546

Pub. Date: 12/15/1989

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial

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With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial production brought on a capitalist revolution that again remade the ecology, economy, and conceptions of nature in the region. In Ecological Revolutions, Carolyn Merchant analyzes these two major transformations in the New England environment between 1600 and 1860.

In a preface to the second edition, Merchant introduces new ideas about narrating environmental change based on gender and the dialectics of transformation, while the revised epilogue situates New England in the context of twenty-first-century globalization and climate change. Merchant argues that past ways of relating to the land could become an inspiration for renewing resources and achieving sustainability in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807842546
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
12/15/1989
Series:
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.11(d)

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