Changes in the Land

Changes in the Land

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Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.Carl Bridenbaugh, Fat Mutton and Liberty of Conscience, Providence, 1974, is especially good on colonial livestock raising. Some of the historical essays in two USDA Yearbooks of Agriculture are still worth reading: Soils and Man, 1938; and Climate ... A much more recent synthesis on New England agriculture is as comprehensive as Bidwell and Falconer and should be ... Those interested in how much colonial agriculture exhausted soils should turn to A. P. Usher, a€œSoil Fertility, Soilanbsp;...

Title:Changes in the Land
Author: William Cronon
Publisher:Macmillan - 2011-04-01

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