Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England William Cronon 1983 288p 5 x 8 William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists’ sense of property and their pursuit of capitalism had upon the ecosystems of New England. Changes in the Land provides a brilliant inter-disciplinary interpretation of how land … Continue reading Changes in the Land

The London Hanged

Crime and Civil Society in the 18th Century Peter Linebaugh     1991     524p     6 x 9 Peter Linebaugh’s groundbreaking history has become an inescapable part of any understanding of the rise of capitalism. In eighteenth-century London the spectacle of a hanging was not simply a form of punishing transgressors. Rather it … Continue reading The London Hanged

Genesis

Memory of Fire Vol. I Eduardo Galeano     1982     336p     5 x 8 Genesis, the first volume in Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the Galeano’s words, an attempt to ‘rescue the kidnapped memory … Continue reading Genesis

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  Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!     Fredy Perlman   1983   296p   5 x 8 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labor, professional armies, social discipline, national, ethnic and class fervor.      Bastard Out of Carolina A Novel   Dorothy Allison   1992   320p   6 x … Continue reading Recommended Reading