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Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban West: The Rise and Fall of Antebellum St. Louis

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In 1850 St. Louis was the commercial capital of the West. By 1860, however, Chicago had supplanted St. Louis and became the great metropolis of the region. This book explains the rapid ascent and the abrupt collapse of the Missouri city. It devotes particular attention to the ways in which northeastern merchants fueled the rise of St. Louis. But unlike most studies of nineteenth-century cities, the book analyzes the influence of national politics on urbanization. It examines the process through which the sectional crisis transformed the role of Yankee merchants in St. Louis's development and thus triggered the fall of the first great city of the trans-Mississippi West.

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How conflict sparked by the debate over the future of slavery remade the urban West.

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During the mid-1850s powerful political and cultural forces altered the sources of urban growth in the American West. This book demonstrates that the sectional crisis abruptly transformed St. Louis's role in the national economy, redirecting the flow of capital and migrants away from St. Louis and toward a smaller western city - Chicago.

Synopsis:

How conflict sparked by the debate over the future of slavery remade the urban West.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. 'These Yankee notions will not suit Missouri'; 3. Savagedom, destiny, and the isothermal zodiac; 4. Yankee newcomers and prosperity; 5. 'The offspring of the East'; 6. A border city in an age of sectionalism; 7. Rebirth; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521522359
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Author:
Adler, Jeffrey S.
Author:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Author:
Fogel, Robert
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Saint Louis (Mo.) Economic conditions.
Subject:
Sectionalism (United States) -- History.
Subject:
Saint Louis (Mo.) Commerce History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.02x6.10x.72 in. .95 lbs.

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