Date of Award
Master of Arts
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the principal media of exchange used in Virginia during the Colonial period, showing why these media were used and how adequately or inadequately they performed the function of money. This analysis will be limited primarily to the role played by "tobacco money," coin, and paper money in the local economy of Virginia. The role of credit as a medium of exchange will be touched on only briefly, although its importance is recognized.
Chappell, John Robert, "An analysis of the principal media of exchange used in Colonial Virginia" (1964). Master's Theses. 218.