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Urban dreams, rural commonwealth : the rise of plantation society in the Chesapeake

Author: Paul Musselwhite
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2019 2019.
Series: American beginnings, 1500-1900.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Musselwhite
ISBN: 9780226585284 022658528X
OCLC Number: 1045665383
Description: xii, 341 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "our folly and ruining singularity" --
Garrison towns, corporate boroughs, and the search for order under the Virginia Company --
From corporate communities to county courts in the early Stuart empire --
The political geography of empire in the English revolution --
Planters, the state, and the restoration city --
Towns, improvement, and the contest for authority in the 1680s --
The imperial city and the solidifying of the plantation system --
Urban growth and country thought in the planters' golden age --
Epilogue: "this little common wealth."
Series Title: American beginnings, 1500-1900.
Responsibility: Paul Musselwhite.

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