Boston Environmental History Seminar, Massachusetts Historical Society
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 5:15 PM
James Rice, Tufts University
Early Environmental Histories
Comment: Chris Parsons, Northeastern University
This essay speaks to questions raised in a recent workshop at the Huntington on early American environmental history. How do timespan and scale change our understanding of historical relationships between people and their environments? What new light does environmental history shed on topics such as race, gender, or law? What can early Americanists contribute to the field of environmental history as a whole?
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