Broken chains and subverted plans : ethnicity, race, and commodities /

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.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Fennell, Christopher (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
Table of 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.