"...thoroughly engrossing....Timothy Silver offers a wealth of fascinating information about the topography and the flora and fauna of the region east of the Appalachians, south of Pennsylvania, and north of the Okefenokee Swamp....rewarding reading." American Ethnologist
"Simply by assessing the ecological implications of European and Indian assumptions and practices concerning the fur trade, or describing Euro-African agricultural practices, Silver brings alive the ecologist's perception of nature as a complex web of interactions." Choice
"...original scholarship....Silver shows us how such history should be written." John Phillip Reid, Pacific Historical Review
"...this fine study serves not only as an agenda for research, but as a pioneering view of the early history of the American experience with nature in North America." Mart A. Stewart, The Americas
Analysis of the effects of English settlement on South Atlantic ecology reveals how three cultures--Indian, European and African--all interacted with and were, in turn, affected by, their changing environment.