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Drew, Erin


The Usufructuary Ethos
Power, Politics, and Environment in the Long Eighteenth Century Erin Drew

Who has the right to decide how nature is used, and in what ways? Recovering an overlooked thread of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century environmental thought, Erin Drew shows that English writers of the period commonly believed that human beings had only the "usufruct" of the earth—the "right of... More