Nature & History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson

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"James D. Rice's 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-quarters 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 were free to hunt and fish? Or was it perceived as a strange and hostile wilderness?" "Rice discovers environmental ...

Nature & History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson 2016, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421421513

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Nature & History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson 2009, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801890321

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