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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
OCLC Number: 216614356
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Nature and history in the Potomac country
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A study of the Potomac River basin. It traces the region's history from its earliest known habitation.  Read more...

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James Rice successfully combines all three endeavors in an impressive study of the interplay of Indians, Europeans, and the environment in the Potomac Valley... Scholars of Indian history, Read more...

 
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