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Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)

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Enlightenmentandrsquo;s Frontier is the first book to investigate the environmental roots of the Scottish Enlightenment. What was the place of the natural world in Adam Smithandrsquo;s famous defense of free trade? Fredrik Albritton Jonsson recovers the forgotten networks of improvers and natural historians that sought to transform the soil, plants, and climate of Scotland in the eighteenth century. The Highlands offered a vast outdoor laboratory for rival liberal and conservative views of nature and society. But when the improvement schemes foundered toward the end of the century, northern Scotland instead became a crucible for anxieties about overpopulation, resource exhaustion, and the physical limits to economic growth. In this way, the rise and fall of the Enlightenment in the Highlands sheds new light on the origins of environmentalism.

Synopsis:

Enlightenment's Frontier looks at the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment, which gave birth to modern-day environmentalism, and sheds new light on Scottish thinkers from the era, including Adam Smith and his defense of free markets.

About the Author

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson is an assistant professor of British history at the University of Chicago.and#160;He lives in Chicago, IL.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300162547
Author:
Jonsson, Fredrik Albritton
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Albritton Jonsson, Fredrik
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Great britain
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-C
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w illus. + 2 maps
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

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