Europe, the Market, and America

I. Europe, the Market, and America

Readings: (Making Sense of United State History to the Civil War.)

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In an essay of approximately four pages, explain how changes in the perception and use of “property” affected the settling of America. In your answer, you should consider:

  • how “property” was perceived and used under the manorial system;

  • why the rise of a market economy undermined the manorial system;

  • how changes in property relationships in Europe stimulated emigration to the English colonies; and

  • how and why Native and European-settler views regarding property differed.