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1800-1860: Business and the Economy

1800-1860: Chapter Three: Business and the Economy

by MARK C. FREDERICK

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 80

OVERVIEW 91

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Frontiers of Cotton and Grain 92

Gold Rush 93

The New York Herald Reports on the Gold Rush 94

Land Law and Land Speculation Over the Appalachians 95

Thomas Jefferson on Farmers 96

Native American Economies: Adaptation and Security 97

Native American Economies: Adoption and Dependency 98

Pawnee Horticulture 99

New Gateway Cities 100

The Prairie Agricultural Economy 102

A Revolution in Transportation 103

Samuel Clemens Reports the Dangers of River Travel 104

Sheep in Hispanic New Mexico 105

Josiah Gregg Describes the New Mexican Sheep Industry 105

The Trans-Mississippi Fur Trade 106

Wagon Trails to New Mexico 108

HEADLINE MAKERS

John Jacob Astor 109

William Bent 110

Albert Gallatin 110

Cyrus McCormick 111

PUBLICATIONS 112

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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