European colonialism and the Anthropocene: A view from the Pacific Coast of North America

@inproceedings{Lightfoot2013EuropeanCA,
  title={European colonialism and the Anthropocene: A view from the Pacific Coast of North America},
  author={Kent G. Lightfoot and Lee M. Panich and Tsim D. Schneider and Sara L. Gonzalez},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract This paper argues that European colonialism from AD 1500 to the early 1800s marked a fundamental transformation in human–environment interactions across much of the world. The rapid founding of various colonial enterprises, particularly mission and managerial colonies, unleashed mission agrarian systems, plantations, fur trade outposts, and commercial fishing and whaling ventures into various tropical and temperate ecosystems in the Americas, Oceania, India, Asia, and Africa, which had… CONTINUE READING