The guide provides resources relevant to the history of the American environment, paying particular attention to the impact of European settlement on the landscape and the subsequent commodification of resources that defined the American experience.
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This latest addition to the Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures series has 10 chapters on historical topics and themes; a 60-page dictionary of environmental agencies, concepts, laws, and people important in American environmental history; an environmental history time line; and a lengthy "Resource Guide."
This book adds insightful interpretations to the history of environmental policy. The reader comes away with important insights about how much of American history, in fact, was about environmental history. Furthermore, the author shows how this history has influenced government management of environmental policy today both negatively and positively with respect to the public interest.