Spurred by the dramatic landscape transformation associated with European colonization of the Americas, this original and extensively illustrated work creates a prototype theory to explain relationships between colonialism and landscape. Andrew Sluyter adeptly weaves historical sources and empirical research into a comprehensive geographical theory and applies it to a case study of the Veracruz lowlands along the Gulf Coast of Mexico. He then explores broader considerations of environmental conservation, development, and global policy challenges.
Andrew Sluyter is assistant professor in the ecology and geography programs at the Pennsylvania State University.
Chapter 1 Colonialism and Landscape Chapter 2 The Precolonial Landscape Chapter 3 Colonization Chapter 4 From Archive to Map to Landscape Chapter 5 Material/Conceptual Colonization Chapter 6 The Postcolonial Landscape Chapter 7 Colonialism, Landscape, and the Future of Geography Chapter 8 Bibliography