Part 1. The natures of Indian America before Columbus. The pristine myth: the landscape of the Americas in 1492 / William M. Denevan. Documents -- Part 2. The other invaders: deadly diseases and extraordinary animals. Virgin soil epidemics / Alfred W. Crosby. Documents -- Part 3. Colonial natures: marketing the countryside. A world of fields and fences / William Cronon. Documents -- Part 4. Forest and plantation in nineteenth-century America. "Wasty ways": stories of American settlement / Alan Taylor. Documents ; Rice, water, and power: landscapes of domination and resistance in the lowcountry, 1790-1880 / Mart A. Stewart. Documents -- Part 5. Urban nature and urban reforms. From The cholera years: the United States in 1832, 1849, 1866 / Charles E. Rosenberg. Documents -- Part 6. Markets, nature, and the disappearing bison. Bison ecology and bison diplomacy redux: another look at the southern plains from 1800 to 1850 / Dan Flores. Documents -- Part 7. The many uses of conservation. Conservation, subsistence, and class at the birth of Superior National Forest / Benjamin Heber Johnson. Documents -- Part 8. National parks and the trouble with wilderness. The trouble with wilderness, or, getting back to the wrong nature / William Cronon. Documents -- Part 9. Something in the wind: radiation, pesticides, and air pollution. Reconstructing environmentalism: complex movements, diverse roots / Robert Gottlieb. Documents -- Part 10. Environmental protection and the environmental movement. Richard Nixon and the triumph of environmentalism / J. Brooks Flippen. Documents -- Part 11. Environmental racism and environmental justice. Troubled waters in Ecotopia: environmental racism in Portland, Oregon / Ellen Straud. Documents -- Part 12. Backlash against the environmental movement. Documents -- Part 13. Legacies. Documents.