Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England

Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England

by Christopher L. Pastore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674281417
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christopher L. Pastore is Assistant Professor of History at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Prologue: From Sweetwater to Seawater 1

1 Clams, Dams, and the Desiccation of New England 11

2 Shoveling Dung against the Tide 50

3 The Geographic Quicksilver of Narragansett Bay 82

4 Natural Knowledge and a Bay in Transition 130

5 Improving Coastal Space during a Century of War 161

6 Carving the Industrial Coastline 196

Epilogue: Between Progress and the Pull of the Sea 228

Notes 239

Acknowledgments 287

Index 293

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