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Colonial ecology, Atlantic economy : transforming nature in early New England

Author: Strother E Roberts
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the Connecticut River Valley--New England's longest river and largest watershed-- Strother Roberts traces the local, regional, and transatlantic markets in colonial commodities that shaped an ecological transformation in one corner of the rapidly globalizing early modern world. Reaching deep into the interior, the Connecticut provided a watery commercial highway for the furs, grain, timber, livestock,
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Roberts, Strother E.
Colonial ecology, Atlantic economy.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1052874677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Strother E Roberts
ISBN: 9780812296143 0812296141
OCLC Number: 1097973967
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Hunting beaver: the postdiluvian world of the fur trade --
Raising crops: feeding the market --
Gathering firewood: scarcity amid abundance --
Felling timber: profits and politics --
Keeping livestock: a commerce in beasts domestic and wild
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Strother E. Roberts
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