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Changes in the Land

Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

William Cronon

Hill and Wang

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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.

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Changes in the Land

PART I
Looking Backward
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THE VIEW FROM WALDEN
On the morning of January 24, 1855, Henry David Thoreau sat down with his journal to consider the ways in which his Concord...

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William Cronon

William Cronon is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His book Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West won the Bancroft Prize in 1992.

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