please read and write a 300 word summary

For next week please read and write a 300 word summary (note its the minimum, you are encouraged to write more!) for the following:

Readings:
Who Built America? Chapter 1, pp. 23-49, 70-71

The Monied Metropolis, Chapter 6, pp. 172-195

Gourevitch, Alex, From Slaver to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the 19th Century, Chapter 2: Independent Laborers by Voluntary Contract, pp. 47-66, and Chapter 3: The Sword of Want, pp. 67-96.