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Revolutionary Economies: What Archaeology Reveals about the Birth of American Capitalism

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September 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The roots of capitalism in America can be found in the archaeology and history of urban craftsmen and production in the Chesapeake regions of Annapolis and Alexandria.Revolutionary Economies examines archaeological sites in these early American cities in order to explore the country's economic history, charting the stages of production from household manufacturing to larger workshops to mechanized factories.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Annapolis and 99 Main Street Chapter 3. Fire and the Grammar Bakery Chapter 4. Money and Markets - The Scots Model Chapter 5. Alexandria and the Mechanization of Baking Chapter 6. Capitalism in the Chesapeake Chapter 7 Appendix I. Emancipation in the United States, by Samuel Janney (1844)

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Thomas W. Cuddy is senior associate at ICF International. He has previously held the position of Curator of Archaeology at the Historic Annapolis Foundation/University of Maryland.

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Well written and easy to read, this book shows how early trades and small American industries were capitalized, a topic unexplored by historical archaeologists. Thomas Cuddy has written an interesting and intellectually viable supplementary text for undergraduates. -- Mark P. Leone, University of Maryland, College Park
EAN: 9780759111790
ISBN: 0759111790
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ALTA MIRA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 157 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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