A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America

A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America

by Sam White

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Overview

When Europeans arrived in North America, the average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia and its effects—famine, starvation, desperation, and violence—were stark among colonists unprepared to fend for themselves. This history of the Little Ice Age in North America reminds us of the risks of a changing and unfamiliar climate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674981348
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 317,070
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Sam White is Associate Professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication Contents List of Maps Author’s Note Introduction 1. Where Everything Must Be Burning 2. Such Great Snows We Thought We Were Dead Men 3. The Land Itself Would Wage War 4. Bitter Remedies 5. We Had Changed Summer with Winter 6. Destroyed with Cruel Disease 7. Our Former Hopes Were Frozen to Death 8. Winter for Eight Months and Hell for Four 9. Death Follows Us Everywhere 10. Such Wonders of Afflictions Conclusion Notes Acknowledgments Index

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