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Title :

Textiles and cooperative commerce in colonial America : the example of William McCormick

Author :
CORD, Xenia E. ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Based on an unpublished, handwritten account book maintained by William McCormick from 1751 through 1782, this research reconstructs the life of a Virginian in southwestern Pennsylvania who prospered by cooperative commerce.n necessary, also establishing himself as a frontiersman, ranger, and teamster hauling commodities between Winchester, Virginia, and Fort Pitt.was responsible for considerable textile production during the Revolution, when provisioning volunteer militia was the responsibility of the community.ral part of the sustenance of any frontier community.nge was the value each participant placed on his own labor and skills, and the acceptance of that value by others.es of those with whom McCormick did business, requiring extensive research in colonial census materials to determine the locations, relationships, and nature of these associations. ;
Pagination/Size :
8 ill.; 1 map ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Commerce ; Documents ; Etats-Unis ; Livre de comptes ; McCormick, William, act.1751-1782 ; Pennsylvania (USA) ; Relations ; Textiles ; Tissage ; Travail ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Account books ; Commerce ; Documents ; McCormick, William, act.1751-1782 ; Pennsylvania (USA) ; Relations ; Textiles ; United States ; Weaving ; Work ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Uncoverings, 2000, 21
INIST identifier :
24951326 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0277-0628 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
American Quilt Study Group, San Francisco, CA
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;