HGIS Bibliography

Donahue, Brian. The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004).

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Review by Robert A. Gross in The American Historical Review 111 (2006).

Review by Joseph Cullen in Agricultural History 81 (2007).

Review by Steven Stoll in The William and Mary Quarterly 62 (2005).

Review by Richard Judd in Environmental History 10 (2005).

Review by Oliver Rackham in The Agricultural History Review 53 (2005).

Review by Virginia DeJohn Anderson in The Journal of American History 92 (2005).

Review by Jon T. Coleman in The New England Quarterly 78 (2005).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

A Note on the Illustrations



Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Musketaquid: The Native Ecological System

Chapter 3: Mixed Husbandry: The English Ecological System

Chapter 4: The First Division and the Common Field System

Chapter 5: The Second Division

Chapter 6: Settling the East Quarter

Chapter 7: The Ecological Structure of Colonial Farming

Chapter 8: A Town of Limits

Chapter 9: Epilogue: Beyond the Meadows

Appendix 1: The Geneaologies

Appendix 2: East Quarter Land Use, by Deeds and Valuations–1749




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