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Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities

Christopher C. Fennell
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9780813062457, 0813062454
Summary
"Using two case studies in the Virginia back country and the Midwestern frontier in Illinois, Fennell argues that individuals and their families were able to affect economic development and the plans of government and wealthy elites"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Part 1: Ethnicity and commodity chains in nineteenth-century Virginia
  • George Washington's great emporium
  • The testimony of merchants
  • Ethnic networks and a cultural landscape in the backcountry
  • Local archaeology and transatlantic competitions
  • Concluding observations: Ethnic networks in a Mid-Atlantic periphery
  • Part 2: Racism, land, and freedom in nineteenth-century Illinois
  • Overcoming enslavement with toil, gunpowder, and land
  • Racism's waste and resilient entrepreneurs
  • Surmounting adversities in the Land of Lincoln
  • Concluding observations: Understanding histories with concepts of race and ethnicity.
Description
xiii, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-284) and index.
Technical Details
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