An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis
Author: Cheryl Hudson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 1351352547
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Analysis of William Cronon s Nature s Metropolis Book Excerpt:

What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can usefully be seen as an extended example of the critical thinking skill of problem-solving in action. Cronon navigates a path between the followers of Frederick Jackson Turner, author of the thesis that American character was shaped by the experience of the frontier, and revisionists who sought to suggest that the rugged individualism Turner depicted as a creation of life in the West was little but a fiction. For Cronon, the most productive question to ask was not whether or not men forged in the liberty-loving furnace of the Wild West had the sort of impact on America that Turner posited, but the quite different one of how capitalism and political economy had combined to drive the westward expansion of the US. For Cronon, individualism was scarcely even possible in a capitalist machine in which humans were little more than cogs, and the needs and demands of capital, not capitalists, prevailed. Nature's Metropolis, then, is a work in which the rise of Chicago is explained by generating alternative possibilities, and one that uses a rigorous study of the evidence to decide between competing solutions to the problem. It is also a fine work of interpretation, for a large part of Cronon's argument revolves around his attempt to define exactly what is rural, and what is urban, and how the two interact to create a novel economic force.

Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West

Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West
Author: William Cronon
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2009-11-02
ISBN: 0393072452
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West Book Excerpt:

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe

Natures Metropolis

Natures Metropolis
Author: William Cronon
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1992-05-05
ISBN: 0393308731
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natures Metropolis Book Excerpt:

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe 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. Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize

Replenishing the Earth

Replenishing the Earth
Author: James Belich
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN: 019161971X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Replenishing the Earth Book Excerpt:

Why are we speaking English? Replenishing the Earth gives a new answer to that question, uncovering a 'settler revolution' that took place from the early nineteenth century that led to the explosive settlement of the American West and its forgotten twin, the British West, comprising the settler dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Between 1780 and 1930 the number of English-speakers rocketed from 12 million in 1780 to 200 million, and their wealth and power grew to match. Their secret was not racial, or cultural, or institutional superiority but a resonant intersection of historical changes, including the sudden rise of mass transfer across oceans and mountains, a revolutionary upward shift in attitudes to emigration, the emergence of a settler 'boom mentality', and a late flowering of non-industrial technologies -wind, water, wood, and work animals - especially on settler frontiers. This revolution combined with the Industrial Revolution to transform settlement into something explosive - capable of creating great cities like Chicago and Melbourne and large socio-economies in a single generation. When the great settler booms busted, as they always did, a second pattern set in. Links between the Anglo-wests and their metropolises, London and New York, actually tightened as rising tides of staple products flowed one way and ideas the other. This 're-colonization' re-integrated Greater America and Greater Britain, bulking them out to become the superpowers of their day. The 'Settler Revolution' was not exclusive to the Anglophone countries - Argentina, Siberia, and Manchuria also experienced it. But it was the Anglophone settlers who managed to integrate frontier and metropolis most successfully, and it was this that gave them the impetus and the material power to provide the world's leading super-powers for the last 200 years. This book will reshape understandings of American, British, and British dominion histories in the long 19th century. It is a story that has such crucial implications for the histories of settler societies, the homelands that spawned them, and the indigenous peoples who resisted them, that their full histories cannot be written without it.

Consuming Nature

Consuming Nature
Author: Gregory Summers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consuming Nature Book Excerpt:

Takes readers to Wisconsin's Fox River Valley more than fifty years ago to recount how technological and economic progress contributed to residents' growing opposition to the industrial pollution of the river.

Antipode

Antipode
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Changing American Countryside

The Changing American Countryside
Author: Emery N. Castle
Publsiher: Rural America
Total Pages: 592
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing American Countryside Book Excerpt:

The literature on rural America, to the extent that it exists, has largely been written by urban-based scholars perpetuating out-of-date notions and stereotypes or by those who see little difference between rural and agricultural concerns. As a result, the real rural America remains much misunderstood, neglected, or ignored by scholars and policymakers alike. In response, Emery Castle offers The Changing American Countryside, a volume that will forever change how we look at this important subject. Castle brings together the writings of eminent scholars from several disciplines and varying backgrounds to take a fresh and comprehensive look at the "forgotten hinterlands." These authors examine the role of non-metropolitan people and places in the economic life of our nation and cover such diverse issues as poverty, industry, the environment, education, family, social problems, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, government, public policy, and regional diversity The authors are especially effective in demonstrating why rural America is so much more than just agriculture. It is in fact highly diverse, complex, and interdependent with urban America and the international market place. Most major rural problems, they contend, simply cannot be effectively addressed in isolation from their urban and international connections. To do so is misguided and even hazardous, when one-fourth of our population and ninety-seven per cent of our land area is rural. Together these writings not only provide a new and more realistic view of rural life and public policy, but also suggest how the field of rural studies can greatly enrich our understanding of national life.

Industrial Cowboys

Industrial Cowboys
Author: David Bruce Igler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meat industry and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Cowboys Book Excerpt:

By 1900, Miller & Lux epitomized the innovative corporations that guided the Far West's development; a window into the region's modernization between 1850 and 1920.

Deep Ecology for the Twenty First Century

Deep Ecology for the Twenty First Century
Author: George Sessions
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 532
Release: 1995-01-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Ecology for the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

Discusses the fundamental relationship between human beings and nature, and suggests an ethical and philosophical foundation for environmental protection in the next hundred years

First Nature Second Nature and Metropolitan Location

First Nature  Second Nature  and Metropolitan Location
Author: Paul R. Krugman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Nature Second Nature and Metropolitan Location Book Excerpt:

This paper develops models of spatial equilibrium in which a central metropolis emerges to supply manufactured goods to an agricultural hinterland. The location of the metropolis is not fully determined by the location of resources: as long as it is not too far from the geographical center of the region, the concentration of economic mass at the metropolis makes it the optimal location for manufacturing firms, and is thus self-justifying. The approach in this paper therefore helps explain the role of historical accident and self-fulfilling expectations in metropolitan location.

Permeable Border

Permeable Border
Author: John J. Bukowczyk,Nora Faires,David R. Smith,Randy William Widdis
Publsiher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Permeable Border Book Excerpt:

This text examines the history of the Great Lakes Basin in relation to its importance as a place of social, economic, and political interaction between the United States and Canada.

Nature s Evil Dreams

Nature s Evil Dreams
Author: Kevin L. Rozario
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Disasters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New South New Nature

New South  New Nature
Author: William Clarence Boyd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alternative Press Index

Alternative Press Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nature and the City

Nature and the City
Author: Michael J. Rawson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boston (Mass.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Land Economics

Land Economics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chicago History

Chicago History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Nature Writers

American Nature Writers
Author: John Elder
Publsiher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
Total Pages: 632
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780684196923
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Nature Writers Book Excerpt:

The Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political contexts for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 16 sets comprising this series.The essays in the set combine biography, criticism, and in some cases, original interviews to tell the story of each author. This set includes 70 biographical/critical essays on such writers as Rachel Carson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Gary Snyder and 12 general subject essays.

Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits

Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits
Author: James T. Lemon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberal Dreams and Nature s Limits Book Excerpt:

To assess the present condition of cities, Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits focuses on five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia (about 1760), New York (1860), Chicago (1910), Los Angeles (1950), and Toronto (1975). Life inside these cities - specifically the economy, society and politics, public services, land development, and the geographies of circulation, workplaces, and residential districts - is the central concern of this book. Another concern is drawing contrasts and similarities between the American and Canadian urban experiences.

Postcolonialism Multitude and the Politics of Nature

Postcolonialism  Multitude  and the Politics of Nature
Author: Ari Aukusti Lehtinen
Publsiher: University Press of Amer
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonialism Multitude and the Politics of Nature Book Excerpt:

Postcolonialism, Multitude, and the Politics of Nature explores the latest developments of Nordic human geography in the Finnish-Russian Greenbelt, also known as the Fennoscandian Greenbelt, located at the long north-south border between Finland and Russia. Through case studies, this exciting work examines the region's hybrid geopolitical and socioenvironmental identity that is made up of an array of cultural, economic, environmental, political, and epistemic elements.