History of the Great American Fortunes

Originally published in 1910, a primary source for the business and development of American power in the nineteenth century As Myers describes in his preface, it was the fashion in the early twentieth century to write of the multi millionaires in an unfavorable light, as if they were all robber barons and had no social conscience In his history he was attempting to be moOriginally published in 1910, a primary source for the business and development of American power in the nineteenth century As Myers describes in his preface, it was the fashion in the early twentieth century to write of the multi millionaires in an unfavorable light, as if they were all robber barons and had no social conscience In his history he was attempting to be realistic in his perspective Volume one tells of the colonization of America and the large land grants and the great land fortunes Volumes two and three cover the great fortunes from railroads, with extensive material on J P Morgan in relation to that category Gustavus Myers 1872 1942 was an American historian who worked on a number of newspapers and magazines in New York City, joined the Populist party and the Social Reform Club, and was a member 1907 12 of the Socialist party Such books as The History of Tammany Hall 1901 , History of the Great American Fortunes 1910 , and History of the Supreme Court of the United States 1912 were detailed, realistic exposes through which Myers made his reputation in the muckraking era of American literature.
History of the Great American Fortunes Originally published in a primary source for the business and development of American power in the nineteenth century As Myers describes in his preface it was the fashion in the early twentieth

  • Title: History of the Great American Fortunes
  • Author: Gustavus Myers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “History of the Great American Fortunes”

    1. Behind Every Great Fortune There Is a Crime - this as true as ever in this book. Starting from killing and swindling of native indians in America to using the money to buy off huge tracks of land and politicians to further increase their wealth. Alas, nothing has changed. Our hero is still the wealthy one irrelevantly of how that fortune is gained.

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