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

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

by Thomas W. Cuddy
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Revolutionary Economies explores the roots of American capitalism through the archaeology and history of the Chesapeake Bay region. Thomas W. Cuddy looks at the archaeological evidence concerning revolutionary-period bakeries and bakers (some of whom had been students of Adam Smith in Scotland) in Annapolis, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia to examine the development of local production systems that characterized these important early American urban centers. Revolutionary Economies charts the stages of production from household manufacturing to larger workshops to mechanized factories and opens a window on the country's economic history. The volume's blend of archaeology, history, and economics makes it a prototypical study in historical archaeology.

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ISBN-13: 9780759111790
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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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