27. Securing the Revolution: The American Economy and the Challenge of Independence

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Dana John Stefanelli

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch27

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

John Stefanelli, D. (2012) Securing the Revolution: The American Economy and the Challenge of Independence, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch27

Author Information

  1. the University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935

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Keywords:

  • American economy, and challenge of independence;
  • American economy, period of transition, expansion;
  • commodities for export, driving economic growth;
  • Chesapeake planters, and tobacco cultivation;
  • indentured servants, free laborers, of the American workforce;
  • Lower South cotton cultivation;
  • colonial commodity trade, for Atlantic markets;
  • Chesapeake, the black slaves replacing the whites;
  • organization of slave labor, on the basis of crop types;
  • BUS notes, medium of exchange, to expand and contract

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Colonial Commodity Trade

  • Masters, Laborers, and Slaves in Households and Fields

  • Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship

  • Wealth, Consumption, and the Standard of Living

  • Banks, Currency, and Capital

  • Economic Policy

  • Conclusion

  • List of Further Readings