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1600-1754: Business and Communications

1600-1754: Chapter Three: Business and Communications

by ELIZABETH PRUDEN and TIMOTHY D. HALL

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 80

OVERVIEW 85

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Capital Investment 86

Currency 87

Communications 88

Gender 91

Feme Sole/Feme Covert 91

Indian Trading 92

Industry 93

Labor 95

A Shrewd Widow 96

Land Grants 97

Mercantilism 99

Slave Trade 100

Triangular Trade 101

Staple Economies 101

Transportation 103

HEADLINE MAKERS

Thomas Hancock 104

Robert Livingston 105

Eliza Lucas Pinckney 105

John Rolfe 106

PUBLICATIONS 106

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