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Nature & history in the Potomac country : from hunter-gatherers to the age of Jefferson

Author: James D Rice
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
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"James D. Rice's study of the Potomac River basin begins with a mystery. Why, when the whole of the region offered fertile soil and excellent fishing and hunting, was nearly three-quarters of the land uninhabited on the eve of colonization? Rice wonders how the existence of this no man's land influenced nearby Native American and, later, colonial settlements. Did it function as a commons, as a place where all were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Rice
ISBN: 9780801890321 0801890322 9781421421513 1421421518
OCLC Number: 216614356
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The hole in the map --
Introduction: Ahone's gift --
Ahone's waters --
Foragers into farmers --
"Kings" of the Potomac --
The nature of colonization --
Peltries and "papists" --
"You come too near" --
Microbes, magistrates, and migrations --
"Away with all these distractions" --
"Frightened away by some threatening discourses" --
"I can not live in this beautiful land" --
The trouble with boundaries --
The backcountry transformed --
"The finest country I ever was in" --
Coda: Ahone's legacy.
Other Titles: Nature and history in the Potomac country
Responsibility: James D. Rice.
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With what effects, Rice asks, did humankind exploit and then alter the landscape and the quality of the river's waters? Equal parts environmental, Native American, and colonial history, Nature and  Read more...

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A well-executed regional history that serves as a powerful example of the necessity of environmental history focused on the intimate details of both natural and cultural landscapes. * Virginia Read more...

 
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