Ecological Revolutions: Nature, Gender, and Science in New England

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UNC Press Books, 1989 - 379 Seiten
By exploring the stages of ecological transformation that took place in New England as European settlers took control of the land, Carolyn Merchant develops a fresh approach to environmental history. Her analysis of how human communities are related to th

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Ecology and History
1
The Colonial Ecological Revolution
27
Animals into Resources
29
From Corn Mothers to Puritan Fathers
69
The Animate Cosmos of the Colonial Farmer
112
The Capitalist Ecological Revolution
147
Farm Ecology Subsistence versus Market
149
The Mechanization of Nature Managing Farms and Forests
198
Appendix A Foods of Southeastern New England Indians 16001675
271
Pelts Exported by John Pynchon 16521663
273
Profile of Fifteen Inland Massachusetts Towns
275
Land Use in Concord Massachusetts
282
Appendix E Products of the New England Forest 1840
286
Notes
287
Bibliography
327
Index
365

Nature Mother and Industry
232
Epilogue The Global Ecological Revolution
261

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