The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History / Edition 1

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History / Edition 1

by Carolyn Merchant
ISBN-10:
0231112335
ISBN-13:
9780231112338
Pub. Date:
09/07/2005
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
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Overview

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History / Edition 1

Merchant provides a context-setting overview of American environmental history from the beginning of the millennium; an encyclopedia of important concepts, people, agencies, and laws; a chronology of major events; and an extensive bibliography including films, videos, CD-ROMs, and websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231112338
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/07/2005
Series: Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Historical Overview: Topics and Themes
1. The American Environment and Native-European Encounters, 1000-1875
2. The New England Wilderness Transformed, 1600-1850
3. The Tobacco and Cotton south, 1600-1900
4. Nature and the Market Economy, 1750-1850
5. Western Frontiers: The Settlement of California and the Great Plains, 1820-1930
6. Urban Environments, 1850-1960
7. Conservation and Preservation, 1785-1950
8. Indian Land Policy, 1800-1990
9. The Rise of Ecology, 1890-1990
10. The Era of Environmentalism, 1940-2000
Part II: American Environmental History A to Z: Agencies, Concepts, Laws, and People
Part III: Chronology: An Environmental History Timeline
Part IV: Resource Guide
Visual Resources
Electronic Resources
Bibliographical Essay
Bibliography


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