FL_10-9 – Changing landscapes in the New World - outline

FL_10-9 – Changing landscapes in the New World - outline

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Lecture 9 – Changing landscapes in the New World - outline Blackboard: Eric Wolf – read only pages indicated on syllabus Today : 1) Settler agriculture 3) Changing landscapes and Indian life-ways in New England English settlers Nature: Indian landscape with few Indians Society: market agriculture / subsistence agriculture mop Surplus production for markets Long-term grain monocultures New species: plants, animals and pathogens New technologies Division of labor Commodification 1
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Territorial expansion – scale Tenure system Fences: function / symbolism Protestantism Competitive individualism Dualism: wilderness and society Fear and domestication
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Unformatted text preview: Romantic vision 2 The Agrarian myth: Sweat mixed with soil provides the basis of American democracy. Thomas Jefferson Social contract Smallholding (160 acres) Yeoman farmer: labor and virtue Stake in society: property rights / civic life Policy: federal land disposal Depravity of the city Social charter / ideology Comparison: Corn mother and agrarian myths 3 Environmental change in New England Species: plants / animals / pathogens Land use Forests Fields Implications for Native Americans Demography Human geography Modes of production / resource use Trade and consumption Assimilation Cultural change / continuity Limited acculturation ecology-culture dynamics 4...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course ESPM 28984 taught by Professor Spreyer during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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