Introduction / Susanna Delfino and Michele Gillespie -- Southern industrialization: myths and realities / Stanley L. Engerman -- Charleston and the British industrial revolution, 1750-1790 / Emma Hart -- Alternatives to dependence: the lower South’s antebellum pursuit of sectional development through global interdependence / Brian Schoen -- Industrialization and economic development in the nineteenth-century U.S. South: some interregional and intercontinental comparative perspectives / Shearer Davis Bowman -- The idea of Southern economic backwardness: a comparative view of the United States and Italy / Susanna Delfino -- Markets and manufacturing: industry and agriculture in the antebellum South and Midwest / John Majewski and Viken Tchakerian -- Southern textiles in global context / David L. Carlton and Peter Coclanis -- Beginnings of the global economy: capital mobility and the 1890s U.S. textile industry / Beth English -- Black workers, white immigrants, and the postemancipation problem of labor: the new South in transnational perspective / Erin Elizabeth Clune.
"Essays analyzing the economic evolution of the American South from the late colonial period to World War I and beyond. Examines the South in respect to long-held assumptions about industrialization and productivity and draws comparisons to the larger Atlantic and world economy"--Provided by publisher..
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