Industrialization and the Waters of New England
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Nature Incorporated by Theodore Steinberg
Book DescriptionNature Incorporated explores the Industrial Revolution in New England from an environmental perspective. The advent of the industrial age brought about significant changes in gender and class relations, and also in work and culture, but it also involved a fundamental change in the way the natural world was handled. Focusing on the legendary Waltham-Lowell style mills, this book examines how these textile factories brought water under their exclusive control. It examines the legal issues that arose in settling disputes over water. And it describes the far reaching ecological consequences of industrial change. Steinberg offers a reinterpretation of industrialization that centers on the struggle to control and master nature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521527118
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Theodore Steinberg
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Tours America to explore some of the more unusual dilemmas that have arisen in our struggle to possess nature. This book recounts the battle for three thousand acres of land the river carved from a Nebraska Indian reservation and deposited in Iowa. It illuminates what it means to live in a culture of property where everything must have an owner.
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