William Cronon's Books

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Changes in the Land

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

(New York: Hill & Wang, 1983; 20th anniversary edition, 2003)

Francis Parkman Prize for 1984

Society of Colonial Wars 1984 Citation of Honour

Valley Forge Honor Certificate for 1984

Nature's Metropolis

Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West

(New York: W. W. Norton, 1991)

Bancroft Prize for 1992

Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for best non-fiction work of 1991

One of three nominees for the Pulitzer Prize in History, 1992

George Perkins Marsh Prize for 1992 for Best Book in Environmental History published in 1990 or 1991 given by American Society for Environmental History

Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award for 1993 for the best book in forest and conservation history published in 1991 or 1992 given by the Forest History Society

Award for Outstanding Achievement Recognition to Nature's Metropolis by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee

Honorable Mention for 1992 to Nature's Metropolis in the John Hope Franklin Prize competition, American Studies Association

Geographic Society of Chicago Publication Award for 1991

Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature

(New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1996)

Original collection of essays edited and with an introduction and first chapter ("The Trouble with Wilderness, or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature" authored by William Cronon.

"The Trouble with Wilderness" chapter: HTML PDF

Under an Open Sky

Under an Open Sky: Rethinking America's Western Past

(W. W. Norton & Co., 1992)

Co-edited collection of essays with George Miles and Jay Gitlin. William Cronon co-authored the "Editor's Introduction" and authored "Kennecott Journey: The Paths Out of Town"

"Kennecott Journey" chapter: PDF