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Ural Commonwealth reveals the agrarian plantation society that eventually sprang up around the Chesapeake Bay was not preordained rather WAS THE NECESSARY PRODUCT OF FAILED ATTEMPTS TO the necessary product of failed attempts to cities Paul Musselwhite details the unsuccessful urban development that defined the region the necessary product of failed attempts to cities Paul Musselwhite details the unsuccessful urban development that defined the region the seventeenth century through the Civil War showing how places like Jamestown and Annapolis despite their small size were the products of ambitious and cutting edge experiments in urbanization comparable to those in the largest port citi. Es of the Atlantic world experiments though stoked ongoing debate about commerce taxation  and self government Chesapeake planters responded this debate by reinforcing the government Chesapeake planters responded to this debate by reinforcing the economic and cultural authority of their private plantation estates with profound conseuences cultural authority of their private plantation estates with profound conseuences the region’s laborers and the political ideology of the southern United States As Musselwhite makes clear the antebellum economy around this well known waterway was built not in the absence of cities but upon their aspirational wreckage.

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Urban Dreams, Rural CommonwealthThe English settlers who staked their claims in the Chesapeake Bay were drawn to it for a variety of reasons sought wealth from the land while others saw it a place of trade a political experiment or a potential spiritual sanctuary But like other European colonizers in the a place of trade a political experiment or a potential spiritual sanctuary But like other European colonizers in the they all aspired to found organize and maintain functioning towns an aspiration that met with varying degrees of success "But Mostly Failure Yet " mostly failure Yet failure became critical to the economy and society that did arise there As Urban Dreams ,

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