Topics in U.S. Environmental History
This course, as the syllabus elaborates, tells the story of the ways in which people have made and remade the landscape; or, how the landscape has made and remade human economy and culture; or, how people have defined natural resources and contested their use through law, politics, and enterprise; or, . . .
The photograph below shows the road that has become Vermont Route 9, c. 1914, taken near the site of the Marlboro Elementary School. The state of the road itself is apparent; notice also the extent of clearing, the presence of stone walls, the sparse settlement. (The building on the right is the present Colonel Williams Inn.) What has happened here in the years since? Why?