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Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities

Christopher C. Fennell

Abstract

Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities examines the ways in which the large-scale development plans of Anglo-American governing officials and investors were subverted by the choices of individuals and social networks in the regions of Virginia and Illinois in the nineteenth century. The lessons from this study inform issues very current today, as economists and policy makers debate the best ways to create new markets and develop commodity chains of production and consumption spanning the globe. The backcountry of Virginia presents a story of German-American farme ... More

Keywords: Race, ethnicity, commodity chains, Illinois, Virginia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062457
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062457.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher C. Fennell, author
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS