Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death: The Impact of America’s First Climate Crisis (2015)

The definitive account of the devastating weather in the spring and summer of 1816, which shook New England’s faith in itself and its future.

Describes how the destructive cold spells which struck New England in 1816 changed the course of American history by forcing mass migration westward, undermining the authority of political and religious leaders, promoting scientific inquiry, and accelerating the country’s transition from farming to manufacturing.

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