Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban West by Jeffrey S. Adler
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Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban West
By Jeffrey S. Adler

Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban West

The Rise and Fall of Antebellum St. Louis

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Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban West by Jeffrey S. Adler

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By the early 1850s, St Louis was one of the fastest-growing cities in America. In this book, Jeffrey Adler analyzes the forces that determined the role of western cities in the national economy. He devotes particular attention to the ways in which Yankee merchants forged ties that linked St Louis to the New York and Boston markets. Northeastern businessmen fuelled the ascent of St Louis and made the city a Yankee colony in the West. During the mid-1850s powerful political and cultural forces altered the sources of urban growth in the West. As a result, the economy of St Louis collapsed. Yankee merchants stopped migrating to the city and ceased investing in local businesses. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521522359
ISBN-10: 0521522358
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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