"The Business Man and the Business Place"
How did nineteenth-century American business travelers decide to visit Galena or Sioux Falls? How did they sort other travelers into worthwhile "business men" and deceitful "confidence men?" Berkeley historian Bill Wagner narrates how early-nineteenth century American men navigated the landscape.
This short account, originally presented at the American Society for Environmental History in March 2008, forms the second episode of the Landscape Studies Podcast.