European encountered climates in northern North America that were harsher and more variable than their notions about weather and geography led them to expect. In A Temperate Empire, Anya Zilberstein reveals how colonial conditions generated revealing controversies about climate and climatic change on both sides of the Atlantic. Drawing on well-selected sources and examples from eighteenth-century New England and Nova Scotia, the author explores evolving discussions about climate, geography, and race in the Atlantic world.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Zilberstein, Anya, “A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed April 26, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/110.