In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.
Additional details: Weight: 1.82 lbs Dimensions: 1.56" H x 9.36" L x 6.08" W Binding: Paperback ISBN: 0393308731 Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Author: William Cronon Pages: 592 Publication date: May 17, 1992