Abstract

abstract:

This article seeks to reimagine the multidirectional spread of maize and wheat production within the “Old Northwest” during the early period of U.S. nation-state formation. Using a food systems lens, this work reveals deep interconnections among indigenous and non-Native food commodities, land-use practices, and imperial objectives across North America. It also brings the “West” into the web of connections spun in the Atlantic world during and after the Age of Revolutions, highlighting “food frontiers” as agents of historical change influencing coastal urban development.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0895
Print ISSN
1543-4273
Pages
pp. 215-255
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-12
Open Access
No
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