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In this landmark work of environmental history, 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.

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In this landmark work of environmental history, 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. Reissued here with an updated afterword by the author and a new preface by the distinguished colonialist John Demos, Changes in the Land 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.

"Setting his sights squarely on the well-worn terrain of colonial New England, [Cronon] fashions a story that is fresh, ingenious, compelling and altogether important. His approach is at once vividly descriptive and profoundly analytic.” ---New York Times

“A superb achievement: Cronon has changed the terms of historical discourse regarding colonial New England.” ---Wilcomb E. Washburn, director of the Office of American Studies, Smithsonian Institution

Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

Author William Cronon

Narrated by Bob Souer

Publication date Feb 28, 2017

Running time 7 hrs 19 min

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