Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape

Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape

by Lauret Savoy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619028258
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 395,023
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Lauret Savoy is a woman of mixed heritage, and a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College, where she explores the intertwinings of natural and cultural histories. She writes about the stories we tell of the origins of the American land and the stories we tell of ourselves in this land. Her books include The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World; Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology; and Living with the Changing California Coast. She lives in Leverett, MA.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Thoughts on a Frozen Pond 1

The View from Point Sublime 5

Provenance Notes 15

Alien Land Ethic: the distance between 31

Madeline Traces 49

What's in a Name 69

Properties of Desire 89

Migrating in a Bordered Land 115

Placing Washington, D.C., after the Inauguration 161

Epilogue: At Crowsnest Pass 183

Acknowledgments 187

End Notes 193

Index 215

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