The roots of capitalism in America can be found in the archaeology and history of urban craftsmen and production in the Chesapeake regions of Annapolis and Alexandria.Revolutionary Economies examines archaeological sites in these early American cities in order to explore the country's economic history, charting the stages of production from household manufacturing to larger workshops to mechanized factories.
Thomas W. Cuddy is senior associate at ICF International. He has previously held the position of Curator of Archaeology at the Historic Annapolis Foundation/University of Maryland.
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Annapolis and 99 Main Street Chapter 3. Fire and the Grammar Bakery Chapter 4. Money and Markets - The Scots Model Chapter 5. Alexandria and the Mechanization of Baking Chapter 6. Capitalism in the Chesapeake Chapter 7 Appendix I. Emancipation in the United States, by Samuel Janney (1844)