Provisioning The City: Plantation and Market in the Antebellum Lowcountry

Author(s): Martha Zierden; Elizabeth J. Reitz

Year: 2016


Archaeological evidence for regional and inter-site landscape use during the antebellum period in Charleston, South Carolina, suggests that segregation and segmentation characterized much, but not all, of the city's economy.  Much of the city's architecture and material culture reflects economic disparity in an increasingly crowded urban environment.  Data from plantation, residential, commercial, public, and market sites reveal fluid and complex provisioning strategies that linked the city with both rural and global markets.  Not all of these resources flowed through urban markets.  This paper explores the multiple avenues that resources followed from plantation to city in the early nineteenth century.

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Provisioning The City: Plantation and Market in the Antebellum Lowcountry. Martha Zierden, Elizabeth J. Reitz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434276)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 165