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History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)

By: Gustavus Myers


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HISTORY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN FORTUNES CHAPTER I THE SEIZURE OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN Before setting out to relate in detail the narrative of the amassing of the great individual fortunes from railroads, it is advisable to present a preliminary survey of the concatenating circumstances leading up to the time when these fortunes were rolled together. Without this explanation, this work would be deficient in darity, and would leave unelucidated many important points, the absence of which might puzzle or vex the reader. Although industrial establishments, as exemplified by mills, factories and shops, much preceded the construction of railroads, yet the next great group of fortunes to develop after, and along with, those from land were the fortunes plucked from the control and manipulation of railroad systems. THE LAGGING FACTORY FORTUNES. Under the first stages of the old chaotic competitive system, in which factory warred against factory. and an intense struggle

Table of Contents

CONTENTS; CHAPTER PAGE; I THE SEIZURE OP THE PUBLIC DOMAIN • t I; II A NECESSARY CONTRAST 51; Ill THE BEGINNINGS OP THE VANDERBILT FORTUNE 95; IV TUp ONRUSH OF THE VANDERBILT FORTUNE 125; V THE VANDERBILT FORTUNE INCREASES MANIFOLD 153; VI THE ENTAILING OF THE VANDERBILT FORTUNE • f9I; VII THE VANDERBILT FORTUNE IN THE PRESENT GENERATION; • • • 223; VIll FURTHER ASPECTS OF THE V JNDERBILT FORTUNE 260; IX THE RISE OF THE GOULD FORTUNE • • 281; X THE SECOND STAGE OF THE GOULD FORTUNE • 302; XI THE GOULD FORTUNE BOUNDS FORWARD • 326; XII THE GOULD FORTUNE AND SOME ANTECEDENT; FACTORS • 3S1

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