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The first American frontier : transition to capitalism in southern Appalachia, 1700-1860

Author: Wilma A Dunaway
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996.
Series: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dealing with the development of pre-industrial Southern Appalachia's society and economy and drawing on data from 215 counties in nine states from 1700 and 1860, the author argues that capitalist  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dunaway, Wilma A.
First American frontier.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)654615468
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma A Dunaway
ISBN: 0807822361 9780807822364 080784540X 9780807845400
OCLC Number: 31970581
Description: xvii, 448 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Transition to Capitalism on American Frontiers: Toward a Paradigm Shift --
2. Slaves, Skins, and Wampum: Destruction of Southern Appalachia's Precapitalist Mode of Production, 1540-1763 --
3. Settlers, Speculators, and Squatters: Competition for Appalachian Land Resources, 1790-1860 --
4. The Poor Man Had No Chance: Formation of a Landless Agrarian Semiproletariat --
5. Makin' Do or Chasing Profits?: The Agrarian Capitalism of Southern Appalachia --
6. Diggers of the Country: Industrial Production for Export --
7. The Spatial Organization of External Trade --
8. The Pervasive Reach of Global Commodity Chains --
9. Appalachian Communities and Noneconomic Articulation with the Capitalist World System --
10. Economic Crisis and Deepening Peripheralization --
Appendix: Essay on Quantitative Methods.
Series Title: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Responsibility: Wilma A. Dunaway.
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This is a remarkable accomplishment that will only be truly appreciated in the years to come.Gordon McKinney, "Appalachian Journal" Wilma A. Dunaway's revisionism is the brashest so far, but her Read more...

 
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