William Cronon's Changes In The Land

355 Words2 Pages
Kylie Zhang AP U.S. History 7 October 2012 Summary of Changes In The Land William Cronon's Changes In The Land describes the process of ecological change of New England which occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. The book shows colonists’ perceptions of the land, the ways of life Indians chose, and the Europeans’ influence on the new land. Cronon uses various evidence, such as primary sources, scientific data of other scholars, descriptions by travelers, and other disciplines, to explain why New England habitats changed as they did during the colonial period. At the beginning of Changes In The Land, Cronon contrasts the precolonial ecosystems of New England with those that existed in the early nineteenth century. When the

More about William Cronon's Changes In The Land

Open Document