|Title||Those Dammed Shad: Would the River Fisheries of New England Have Survived in the Absence of Industrialization?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Journal||The William and Mary Quarterly|
|Keywords||American history, Environmental conditions, Fisheries, History, Industrial development, Rivers|
Vickers examines the ecological history of the river fisheries of New England in the context of a shifting baseline. Because a historical study often assumes prior stability in a region when none existed, it is reasonable to assess whether the fisheries along New England's rivers would have continued to survive even in the absence of the region's industrialization.