The Ante-Bellum Southern Commercial Conventions (Classic Reprint)

The Ante-Bellum Southern Commercial Conventions (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Ante-Bellum Southern Commercial Conventions The first four conventions (1837-1839) had for their sole aim the establishment of direct trade with Europe, although one of them (charleston, 1839) mentioned the matter of internal improvements. The next three conventions (1845, 1849, 1851) were concerned wholly with internal improve ments. The Memphis Convention of 1845 wished to bind the Atlantic Coast to the Mississippi Valley, to clear the mouth of the Mississippi, and then bind the West to the South. The Memphis Convention of 1849 was called for the sole purpose of furthering the construction of the Pacific Railroad, although a canal or railroad across Mexico or Central America was a measure of temporary interest. The New Orleans Convention of 1851 was interested in railroad construction, both east and west of the Mississippi, and the Isthmian route. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 168g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243290772
  • 9780243290772