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Fair to Middlin: The Antebellum Cotton Trade of the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee River Valley Lynn Willoughby

Fair to Middlin: The Antebellum Cotton Trade of the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee River Valley

Lynn Willoughby

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780585212975
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209 pages
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Doing business in the antebellum South required a very delicate balancing act - with the central role in the process played by the coastal merchant. From this vantage point the merchant manipulated the resources from the up-river suppliers and,MoreDoing business in the antebellum South required a very delicate balancing act - with the central role in the process played by the coastal merchant. From this vantage point the merchant manipulated the resources from the up-river suppliers and, through an intricate economic network and banking, provided cotton to the international brokers. It was, in effect, a closed system on each river under the careful control of the coastal merchants. This study focuses on the port of Apalachicola, Florida, and the businessmen who created a chain of international finance and trade in the promotion and distribution of the Old Souths major source of income.