Planting a Capitalist South: Masters, Merchants, and Manufacturers in the Southern Interior, 1790-1860

Planting a Capitalist South: Masters, Merchants, and Manufacturers in the Southern Interior, 1790-1860

by Tom Downey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807131077
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tom Downey is assistant editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
Acknowledgmentsxi
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
Chapter 1The Agrarian Landscape9
Chapter 2Publici Juris: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in the Post-Revolutionary Era35
Chapter 3"An Inducement to Capitalists": The Rise of the Merchant Class64
Chapter 4"The Great Avenue of Intercourse and Common Channel of Commerce": The Railroad92
Chapter 5"A Change in Our Industrial Pursuits": Vaucluse and Graniteville118
Chapter 6The Elevation of Commerce: The Merchant's Ascent and the Divergence of Town and Country145
Chapter 7From Intrastate to Interstate: The Railroad and the Demise of Publici Juris177
Chapter 8"A Domineering Influence": Graniteville and the Triumph of Men of Capital204
Conclusion222
Bibliography229
Index253

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