A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

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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.

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New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

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08/01/2017

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Zilberstein, Anya, “A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed February 19, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/110.