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Author Fennell, Christopher, author.

Title Broken chains and subverted plans : ethnicity, race, and commodities / Christopher C. Fennell.

Publication Info. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource.
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Subversions, ethnic dynamics, and racism -- Elite strategies, local networks -- 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.
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Subject United States -- Ethnic relations -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
German Americans -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Ethnic identity -- History.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Illinois -- History.
Racism -- United States -- History.
Social networks -- United States -- History.
Economic development -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States -- History.
Archaeology and history -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fennell, Christopher. Broken chains and subverted plans. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017 9780813062457 (DLC) 2016035934 (OCoLC)945483257
ISBN 9780813052687 (electronic bk.)
0813052688 (electronic bk.)