Changes in the Land | Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England


William Cronon


Winner of the Francis Parkman PrizeChanges 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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