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History of the Great American Fortunes V1

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In Three Volumes. Vol. I. Part I. Conditions In Settlement And Colonial Times. Part II. The Great Land Fortunes.
Paperback, 316 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Kessinger Publishing
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Fantastic. Gustavus Myers, from the muckraking tradition of the late 19th century, completely demolishes the false hero-worship of the great American capitalists. Myers wants to set the record straight on exactly what kind of lying, cheating, and stealing were necessary to amass the great fortunes of early America. John Jacob Astor especially gets taken to the woodshed for a serious thrashing. Myers begins all the way back in the 16th century with estates gained by both hook and crook - then mov ...more
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Gustavus Myers (1872–1942) was an American journalist and historian who published a series of influential studies on wealth accumulation. His name is associated with the muckraking era of U.S. literature—somewhat erroneously, since his work is not journalistic, does not aim at popular magazine publication and takes an altogether more scholarly investigative approach to its subjects.

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