CHANGES IN THE LAND, REVISED EDITION: INDIANS, COLONISTS, AND THE ECOLOGY OF NEW ENGLAND BY WILLIAM CRONON

CHANGES IN THE LAND
CHANGES IN THE LAND
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Much historical writing is far more concerned with the players than the stage: narratives of kings and cabbage-merchants, although acted out in fields and forests, typically include nature only as a convenient prop to provide the occasional splash of color. In Changes in the Land, Cronon treats the land of New England with the same sensitivity and attention to detail as the lives of the American natives and the colonists--he depicts the effects of changing land-use patterns on the texture of the New England landscape, and gives voice to the changing communities of trees, rock walls, and rivers. The chapter on the effects of changing notions of "property" on the ecology of New England are especially strong. Paperback: 242 pages