9780226659817-022665981X-Trading Spaces: The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American Capitalism (American Beginnings, 1500-1900)

Trading Spaces: The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American Capitalism (American Beginnings, 1500-1900)

ISBN-13: 9780226659817
ISBN-10: 022665981X
Edition: First
Author: Hart, Emma
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226659817
ISBN-10: 022665981X
Edition: First
Author: Hart, Emma
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hart, Emma wrote Trading Spaces: The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American Capitalism (American Beginnings, 1500-1900) comprising 296 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022665981X and 9780226659817. Since then Trading Spaces: The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American Capitalism (American Beginnings, 1500-1900) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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When we talk about the economy, “the market” is often just an abstraction. While the exchange of goods was historically tied to a particular place, capitalism has gradually eroded this connection to create our current global trading systems. In Trading Spaces, Emma Hart argues that Britain’s colonization of North America was a key moment in the market’s shift from place to idea, with major consequences for the character of the American economy.

Hart’s book takes in the shops, auction sites, wharves, taverns, fairs, and homes of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America—places where new mechanisms and conventions of trade arose as Europeans re-created or adapted continental methods to new surroundings. Since those earlier conventions tended to rely on regulation more than their colonial offspring did, what emerged in early America was a less fettered brand of capitalism. By the nineteenth century this had evolved into a market economy that would not look too foreign to contemporary Americans. To tell this complex transnational story of how our markets came to be, Hart looks back farther than most historians of US capitalism, rooting these markets in the norms of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain. Perhaps most important, this is not a story of specific commodity markets over time but rather is a history of the trading spaces themselves: the physical sites in which the grubby work of commerce occurred and where the market itself was born.

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