James D. Rice: Nature and History in the Potomac Country From Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson



T satisfying to explor. Implications of unbridled economic evelopment for the forests streams and wetlands of the Potomac River basin With what effects Rice asks id humankind exploit and then alter the landscape and the uality of the river’s watersEual parts environmental Native American and colonial history Nature and History in the Potomac Country is a useful and innovative study of the Potomac River its valley and its people.

Summary Nature and History in the Potomac Country From Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson

(EPUB É Nature and History in the Potomac Country From Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson) BY James D. Rice – ecogenlife.org

He has a ecided poin. James D Rice’s fresh 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 uarters 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.

T of view and I find Were free to hunt and fish Or was it perceived as a strange and hostile wildernessRice iscovers environmental factors at the center of the story Making use of extensive archaeological and anthropological research as well as the vast scholarship on farming practices in the colonial period he traces the region’s history from its earliest known habitation With exceptionally vivid prose Rice makes clear the.

A scholar specializing in early American history with an emphasis on Native America James Rice earned his PhD in early American history from the University of Maryland He has been a scholar in residence at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and a Carson Fellow at Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich