Trespassing: An Inquiry into the Private Ownership of Land, by John Hanson Mitchell, hardcover (very good condition; foxing on top of pages but interior is clean)


Trespassing, “a thoughtful, beautifully written addition to environmental and regional literature” (Kirkus Reviews), is a historical survey of the evolution of private ownership of land, concentrating on the various land uses of a 500-acre tract of land in Massachusetts over a 350-year period. What began as wild land controlled periodically by various Native American tribes became British crown land after 1654, then private property under US law, and finally common land again in the late twentieth century. Mitchell considers every aspect of the important issue of land ownership and explores how our attitudes toward land have changed over the centuries.

Trespassing: An Inquiry into the Private Ownership of Land

SKU: 38-040


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