CHANGES IN THE LAND
Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
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In this landmark work of environmental history, author William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists' sense of property and their pursuit of capitalism had upon the ecosystems of New England.
The book provides a brilliant interdisciplinary interpretation of how land and people influence one another. With its chilling closing line, "The people of plenty were a people of waste," Cronon’s enduring and thought-provoking book is ethno-ecological history at its best.
Hill and Wang
10 and up