Colonial Brunswick Town: Archaeology of an Artificial Economy

Author(s): Matthew Harrup

Year: 2018


Brunswick Town was established in 1725 on the Lower Cape Fear River by an influential anti-proprietary faction known as The Family.  Their purpose was exploitation of English mercantilist policy which provided a fixed price for naval stores. This singular focus and their monopoly of valuable land retarded the development of organic economic networks and linkages, restricted areas for settlement, and created the conditions for the town’s demise during the Revolutionary War.

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Colonial Brunswick Town: Archaeology of an Artificial Economy. Matthew Harrup. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441173)


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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): 690