Johns Hopkins University Press
Understanding Antebellum Financial SecurityDuring the first half of the nineteenth century, large-scale business enterprises began to emerge across the United States. To be sure, agricultural enterprises of significant size--slave plantations--were common in the South even in the colo....
Coclanis, Peter A.
"Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 13
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol13/iss3/33