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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Michael Hecht
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - William Cronon, Tere LoPrete, John Demos A core environmental history text that smashes myths about the pristine wilderness, the empty state of New England when the British colonists arrived, and the relationship between the natives and the colonists. Cronon shows that native American land and resource use was deliberate and organized, and that English colonists benefited greatly from these native practices even when they didn't understand them.