Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 Changing landscapes in the New World...

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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 2) 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 -Society should be organized by individual self interest -Production will rise and accumulation will benefit Dualism: wilderness and society -Assumption of nature – something to be feared but civilization is seen as domesticated nature Nature is a noun that acts as an adjective I .e Wilderness and should be
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