Wealth and status in the upper South socioeconomic system of Northeastern Missouri

  title={Wealth and status in the upper South socioeconomic system of Northeastern Missouri},
  author={Michael J. O’Brien and Teresita Majewski},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
Historical-period settlement of the central Salt River valley of northeastern Missouri began in 1819, and by 1825 the region was regularly receiving immigrant agriculturists, many of whom were from the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Colonists brought with them basic elements of what has been termed the upper South agricultural-economic pattern—a mix of hog and corn production practiced by small-scale farmers and cattle and tobacco production practiced by large-scale agriculturists. These… 
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