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Marketing the Frontier in the Northwest Territory : Land Sales, Soils and the Settling of the Great Lakes Region in the 19th Century

By: Mitchell, Robert E.

1476680671 / 9781476680675
Paperback / softback
30/05/2020
Stock expected by 19/06/2020
United States
152 x 229 mm 203 pages
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Combining narrative history with data-rich social and economic analysis, this study examines the failure of frontier farms in the antebellum Northwest Territory, where legislatively created markets and poor surveying resulted in massive investment losses for both individual farmers and the national economy.

The history of farming in the Great Lakes region is described, with specific focus on the State of Michigan, viewed through a case study of Midland County.

Inter and intra-state differences in soil endowments, public and private promoters of site-specific investment opportunities, time trends in settled populations and the experiences of individual investors are covered in detail.

BIC:

1KBB USA, HBJK History of the Americas

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