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A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America

Author: Sam White
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
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When Europeans first arrived in North America, they found an often harsh and unfamiliar land in the grip of the coldest age for millennia: the "Little Ice Age." Spanish, French, and English alike faced a century of disasters, setbacks, and failures on the way to their first enduring footholds on the continent. All the while, the vagaries and extremes of North America's Little Ice Age climate posed new threats and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
White, Sam, 1980-
Cold welcome.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017016539
(OCoLC)981979728
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam White
ISBN: 9780674981331 0674981332
OCLC Number: 1005133341
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 361 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Where everything must be burning --
Such great snows we thought we were dead men --
The land itself would wage war --
Bitter remedies --
We had changed summer with winter --
Destroyed with cruel disease --
Our former hopes were frozen to death --
Winter for eight months and hell for four --
Death follows us everywhere --
Such wonders of afflictions.
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When Europeans arrived in North America, the average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia and its effects-famine, starvation, desperation, and violence-were stark among  Read more...

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An environmental historian by trade, [White] has produced a highly readable study of how people struggled to exist and gain a foothold in unfamiliar lands.--Brian Renvall"Library Journal" Read more...

 
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