A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800 / Edition 1

A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800 / Edition 1

by Timothy Silver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521387396

ISBN-13: 9780521387392

Pub. Date: 04/01/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Timothy Silver traces the effects of English settlement on South Atlantic ecology, showing how all three cultures—Indian, European, and African—interacted with and were, in turn, affected by, their changing environment. In assessing such ecological changes, Silver pays particular attention to regional variations, explaining how local

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In this book, Timothy Silver traces the effects of English settlement on South Atlantic ecology, showing how all three cultures—Indian, European, and African—interacted with and were, in turn, affected by, their changing environment. In assessing such ecological changes, Silver pays particular attention to regional variations, explaining how local geography and settlement patterns influenced the environment. And while his focus is the English South, Silver also shows us how economic and ecological developments in Europe, the Caribbean, and elsewhere frequently dictated how South Atlantic colonists used their land. Consequently, his book provides an engaging and detailed look at the complex relationships among humans, plants, and animals in a unique and diverse region of North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521387392
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Prologue: images and boundaries; 2. Perspectives on the land; 3. Perspectives on the people, 1500; 4. Europeans going thither; 5. An accessible desert; 6. The price of civility; 7. Conclusion: perspectives on the land and people, 1800; Index.

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