Discussion post, 300-400 words. 12 pt times new roman double spaced.
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England focuses on re-creating the environment of New England at the time of the Europeansâ€™ arrival and critiquing the colonistsâ€™ interaction with the ecosystem. The author argues that the early stages of capitalism are evident in this interaction, and he seeks to set the record straight about the Europeans arriving to encounter a virgin land that â€œhad existed for eons uninfluenced by human hands.â€ Moreover, he seeks to discredit the myth of the Native American as the â€œoriginal environmentalist.â€ What is the basis for the authorâ€™s arguments? Is he successful in proving his points?