History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I Conditions in Settlement and Colonial Times
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History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I Conditions in Settlement and Colonial Times

By Gustavus Myers
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  • THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN FORTUNES
  • HISTORY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN FORTUNES
    • BY
    • GUSTAVUS MYERS
      • VOL. I.
        • CHICAGO
        • CHARLES H. KERR & COMPANY
        • 1910
      • CHICAGO
      • CHARLES H. KERR & COMPANY
      • 1910
    • VOL. I.
      • CHICAGO
      • CHARLES H. KERR & COMPANY
      • 1910
    • CHICAGO
    • CHARLES H. KERR & COMPANY
    • 1910
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
      • PART I
        • CONDITIONS IN COLONIAL AND SETTLEMENT TIMES
        • PART II
        • THE GREAT LAND FORTUNES
      • CONDITIONS IN COLONIAL AND SETTLEMENT TIMES
      • PART II
      • THE GREAT LAND FORTUNES
    • PART I
      • CONDITIONS IN COLONIAL AND SETTLEMENT TIMES
      • PART II
      • THE GREAT LAND FORTUNES
    • CONDITIONS IN COLONIAL AND SETTLEMENT TIMES
    • PART II
    • THE GREAT LAND FORTUNES
    • PART I
    • CONDITIONS IN SETTLEMENT AND COLONIAL TIMES
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE GREAT PROPRIETARY ESTATES
        • THE INTRODUCTION OF BLACK SLAVES.
        • FEUDAL GRANTS IN THE NORTH.
        • THE DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY.
        • OLD WORLD TRADERS BECOME FEUDAL LORDS.
        • AN ARISTOCRACY SOLIDLY GROUNDED.
        • THE ABASEMENT OF THE WORKERS.
      • THE INTRODUCTION OF BLACK SLAVES.
      • FEUDAL GRANTS IN THE NORTH.
      • THE DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY.
      • OLD WORLD TRADERS BECOME FEUDAL LORDS.
      • AN ARISTOCRACY SOLIDLY GROUNDED.
      • THE ABASEMENT OF THE WORKERS.
    • THE GREAT PROPRIETARY ESTATES
      • THE INTRODUCTION OF BLACK SLAVES.
      • FEUDAL GRANTS IN THE NORTH.
      • THE DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY.
      • OLD WORLD TRADERS BECOME FEUDAL LORDS.
      • AN ARISTOCRACY SOLIDLY GROUNDED.
      • THE ABASEMENT OF THE WORKERS.
    • THE INTRODUCTION OF BLACK SLAVES.
    • FEUDAL GRANTS IN THE NORTH.
    • THE DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY.
    • OLD WORLD TRADERS BECOME FEUDAL LORDS.
    • AN ARISTOCRACY SOLIDLY GROUNDED.
    • THE ABASEMENT OF THE WORKERS.
    • CHAPTER II
      • THE SWAY OF THE LANDGRAVES
        • THE COLONIES CARVED INTO GREAT ESTATES.
        • THE LANDED PROPRIETORS THE POLITICAL RULERS.
        • A CONFLICT BETWEEN LAND MAGNATES AND PEOPLE.
        • ATTEMPTED BRIBERY CHARGED.
        • VAST ESTATES SECURED BY BRIBERY.
        • EFFECTS OF THE LAND SEIZURES.
        • ATTEMPT AT CONFISCATION THWARTED.
        • HOW THE LORDS OF THE SOIL LIVED.
        • THE NASCENT TRADING CLASS.
        • DISINTEGRATION OF THE GREAT ESTATES.
      • THE COLONIES CARVED INTO GREAT ESTATES.
      • THE LANDED PROPRIETORS THE POLITICAL RULERS.
      • A CONFLICT BETWEEN LAND MAGNATES AND PEOPLE.
      • ATTEMPTED BRIBERY CHARGED.
      • VAST ESTATES SECURED BY BRIBERY.
      • EFFECTS OF THE LAND SEIZURES.
      • ATTEMPT AT CONFISCATION THWARTED.
      • HOW THE LORDS OF THE SOIL LIVED.
      • THE NASCENT TRADING CLASS.
      • DISINTEGRATION OF THE GREAT ESTATES.
    • THE SWAY OF THE LANDGRAVES
      • THE COLONIES CARVED INTO GREAT ESTATES.
      • THE LANDED PROPRIETORS THE POLITICAL RULERS.
      • A CONFLICT BETWEEN LAND MAGNATES AND PEOPLE.
      • ATTEMPTED BRIBERY CHARGED.
      • VAST ESTATES SECURED BY BRIBERY.
      • EFFECTS OF THE LAND SEIZURES.
      • ATTEMPT AT CONFISCATION THWARTED.
      • HOW THE LORDS OF THE SOIL LIVED.
      • THE NASCENT TRADING CLASS.
      • DISINTEGRATION OF THE GREAT ESTATES.
    • THE COLONIES CARVED INTO GREAT ESTATES.
    • THE LANDED PROPRIETORS THE POLITICAL RULERS.
    • A CONFLICT BETWEEN LAND MAGNATES AND PEOPLE.
    • ATTEMPTED BRIBERY CHARGED.
    • VAST ESTATES SECURED BY BRIBERY.
    • EFFECTS OF THE LAND SEIZURES.
    • ATTEMPT AT CONFISCATION THWARTED.
    • HOW THE LORDS OF THE SOIL LIVED.
    • THE NASCENT TRADING CLASS.
    • DISINTEGRATION OF THE GREAT ESTATES.
    • CHAPTER III
      • THE RISE OF THE TRADING CLASS
        • THE MANORIAL LORDS MONOPOLIZE TRADE.
        • THE TRADERS' METHODS.
        • THE BONDING OF LABORERS.
        • THE FISHERIES OF NEW ENGLAND.
        • "FORCE AS GOOD AS FORCE."
        • BRITISH TRADERS' TACTICS.
      • THE MANORIAL LORDS MONOPOLIZE TRADE.
      • THE TRADERS' METHODS.
      • THE BONDING OF LABORERS.
      • THE FISHERIES OF NEW ENGLAND.
      • "FORCE AS GOOD AS FORCE."
      • BRITISH TRADERS' TACTICS.
    • THE RISE OF THE TRADING CLASS
      • THE MANORIAL LORDS MONOPOLIZE TRADE.
      • THE TRADERS' METHODS.
      • THE BONDING OF LABORERS.
      • THE FISHERIES OF NEW ENGLAND.
      • "FORCE AS GOOD AS FORCE."
      • BRITISH TRADERS' TACTICS.
    • THE MANORIAL LORDS MONOPOLIZE TRADE.
    • THE TRADERS' METHODS.
    • THE BONDING OF LABORERS.
    • THE FISHERIES OF NEW ENGLAND.
    • "FORCE AS GOOD AS FORCE."
    • BRITISH TRADERS' TACTICS.
    • CHAPTER IV
      • THE SHIPPING FORTUNES
        • FORTUNES FROM PRIVATEERING.
        • A GLANCE AT OTHER SHIPPING FORTUNES.
        • THE WORKERS' MEAGER SHARE.
      • FORTUNES FROM PRIVATEERING.
      • A GLANCE AT OTHER SHIPPING FORTUNES.
      • THE WORKERS' MEAGER SHARE.
    • THE SHIPPING FORTUNES
      • FORTUNES FROM PRIVATEERING.
      • A GLANCE AT OTHER SHIPPING FORTUNES.
      • THE WORKERS' MEAGER SHARE.
    • FORTUNES FROM PRIVATEERING.
    • A GLANCE AT OTHER SHIPPING FORTUNES.
    • THE WORKERS' MEAGER SHARE.
    • CHAPTER V
      • THE SHIPPERS AND THEIR TIMES
        • COMMERCE SURCHARGED WITH FRAUD.
        • MERCHANTS THE PILLARS OF SOCIETY.
        • POST-REVOLUTIONARY CONDITIONS.
        • PROPERTY'S RULE INTRENCHED.
        • THE RIGORS OF LAW ON THE POOR.
        • LAW KIND TO THE TRADERS.
        • THE PENALTIES OF POVERTY.
        • MASTER AND BONDED MAN.
        • TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD.
        • THE SHIPPERS' HUGE GRAFT.
        • UNITE AGAINST THE WORKER.
      • COMMERCE SURCHARGED WITH FRAUD.
      • MERCHANTS THE PILLARS OF SOCIETY.
      • POST-REVOLUTIONARY CONDITIONS.
      • PROPERTY'S RULE INTRENCHED.
      • THE RIGORS OF LAW ON THE POOR.
      • LAW KIND TO THE TRADERS.
      • THE PENALTIES OF POVERTY.
      • MASTER AND BONDED MAN.
      • TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD.
      • THE SHIPPERS' HUGE GRAFT.
      • UNITE AGAINST THE WORKER.
    • THE SHIPPERS AND THEIR TIMES
      • COMMERCE SURCHARGED WITH FRAUD.
      • MERCHANTS THE PILLARS OF SOCIETY.
      • POST-REVOLUTIONARY CONDITIONS.
      • PROPERTY'S RULE INTRENCHED.
      • THE RIGORS OF LAW ON THE POOR.
      • LAW KIND TO THE TRADERS.
      • THE PENALTIES OF POVERTY.
      • MASTER AND BONDED MAN.
      • TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD.
      • THE SHIPPERS' HUGE GRAFT.
      • UNITE AGAINST THE WORKER.
    • COMMERCE SURCHARGED WITH FRAUD.
    • MERCHANTS THE PILLARS OF SOCIETY.
    • POST-REVOLUTIONARY CONDITIONS.
    • PROPERTY'S RULE INTRENCHED.
    • THE RIGORS OF LAW ON THE POOR.
    • LAW KIND TO THE TRADERS.
    • THE PENALTIES OF POVERTY.
    • MASTER AND BONDED MAN.
    • TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD.
    • THE SHIPPERS' HUGE GRAFT.
    • UNITE AGAINST THE WORKER.
    • CHAPTER VI
      • GIRARD—THE RICHEST OF THE SHIPPERS
        • HOW HE BUILT HIS SHIPS.
        • A DICTATOR OF FINANCE.
        • BRIBERY AND INTIMIDATION.
        • THE SOLITARY CRŒSUS.
        • "THE GREAT BENEFACTOR."
        • A STARK CONTRAST PRESENTED.
      • HOW HE BUILT HIS SHIPS.
      • A DICTATOR OF FINANCE.
      • BRIBERY AND INTIMIDATION.
      • THE SOLITARY CRŒSUS.
      • "THE GREAT BENEFACTOR."
      • A STARK CONTRAST PRESENTED.
    • GIRARD—THE RICHEST OF THE SHIPPERS
      • HOW HE BUILT HIS SHIPS.
      • A DICTATOR OF FINANCE.
      • BRIBERY AND INTIMIDATION.
      • THE SOLITARY CRŒSUS.
      • "THE GREAT BENEFACTOR."
      • A STARK CONTRAST PRESENTED.
    • HOW HE BUILT HIS SHIPS.
    • A DICTATOR OF FINANCE.
    • BRIBERY AND INTIMIDATION.
    • THE SOLITARY CRŒSUS.
    • "THE GREAT BENEFACTOR."
    • A STARK CONTRAST PRESENTED.
    • PART II
      • THE GREAT LAND FORTUNES
    • THE GREAT LAND FORTUNES
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE ORIGIN OF HUGE CITY ESTATES
        • THE MANORIAL LORDS PASS AWAY.
        • FEUDAL TENURES ABOLISHED.
        • THE NEW ARISTOCRACY.
        • CITY LAND THE SUPREME FACTOR.
        • THE INVULNERABLE LANDOWNER.
        • A PROLIFIC BREEDER OF WEALTH.
        • VAST FORTUNES FROM LAND.
      • THE MANORIAL LORDS PASS AWAY.
      • FEUDAL TENURES ABOLISHED.
      • THE NEW ARISTOCRACY.
      • CITY LAND THE SUPREME FACTOR.
      • THE INVULNERABLE LANDOWNER.
      • A PROLIFIC BREEDER OF WEALTH.
      • VAST FORTUNES FROM LAND.
    • THE ORIGIN OF HUGE CITY ESTATES
      • THE MANORIAL LORDS PASS AWAY.
      • FEUDAL TENURES ABOLISHED.
      • THE NEW ARISTOCRACY.
      • CITY LAND THE SUPREME FACTOR.
      • THE INVULNERABLE LANDOWNER.
      • A PROLIFIC BREEDER OF WEALTH.
      • VAST FORTUNES FROM LAND.
    • THE MANORIAL LORDS PASS AWAY.
    • FEUDAL TENURES ABOLISHED.
    • THE NEW ARISTOCRACY.
    • CITY LAND THE SUPREME FACTOR.
    • THE INVULNERABLE LANDOWNER.
    • A PROLIFIC BREEDER OF WEALTH.
    • VAST FORTUNES FROM LAND.
    • CHAPTER II
      • THE INCEPTION OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
        • ASTOR'S EARLY CAREER.
        • HIS METHODS IN BUSINESS.
        • MONOPOLY BASED ON FORCE.
        • THE DEBAUCHING OF INDIANS.
        • VIOLATION OF LAWS.
        • PROFIT AND ITS RESULTS.
        • A LONG RECORD OF VIOLENCE.
        • ASTOR'S ENORMOUS PROFITS.
      • ASTOR'S EARLY CAREER.
      • HIS METHODS IN BUSINESS.
      • MONOPOLY BASED ON FORCE.
      • THE DEBAUCHING OF INDIANS.
      • VIOLATION OF LAWS.
      • PROFIT AND ITS RESULTS.
      • A LONG RECORD OF VIOLENCE.
      • ASTOR'S ENORMOUS PROFITS.
    • THE INCEPTION OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
      • ASTOR'S EARLY CAREER.
      • HIS METHODS IN BUSINESS.
      • MONOPOLY BASED ON FORCE.
      • THE DEBAUCHING OF INDIANS.
      • VIOLATION OF LAWS.
      • PROFIT AND ITS RESULTS.
      • A LONG RECORD OF VIOLENCE.
      • ASTOR'S ENORMOUS PROFITS.
    • ASTOR'S EARLY CAREER.
    • HIS METHODS IN BUSINESS.
    • MONOPOLY BASED ON FORCE.
    • THE DEBAUCHING OF INDIANS.
    • VIOLATION OF LAWS.
    • PROFIT AND ITS RESULTS.
    • A LONG RECORD OF VIOLENCE.
    • ASTOR'S ENORMOUS PROFITS.
    • CHAPTER III
      • THE GROWTH OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
        • ASTOR SUPERIOR TO LAW.
        • LAW BREAKERS AND LAW MAKERS.
        • ASTOR'S MONOPOLIES.
        • ASTOR NOT AN EXCEPTION.
        • WHERE WAS FRAUD ABSENT?
        • LEGALIZED PIRACY IN ALL BRANCHES OF TRADE.
        • A NOTED LAND TRANSACTION.
        • THE PUBLIC UPROAR OVER ASTOR'S CLAIM.
        • CORRUPT GRANTS OF CITY LAND.
        • A PROCESS OF SPOLIATION.
        • THE CITY CREATES LANDLORDS.
        • MANY PARTICIPANTS IN THE CURRENT FRAUDS.
        • PILLAGE, PROFITS AND LAND.
        • THE FATE OF OTHERS HIS GAIN.
      • ASTOR SUPERIOR TO LAW.
      • LAW BREAKERS AND LAW MAKERS.
      • ASTOR'S MONOPOLIES.
      • ASTOR NOT AN EXCEPTION.
      • WHERE WAS FRAUD ABSENT?
      • LEGALIZED PIRACY IN ALL BRANCHES OF TRADE.
      • A NOTED LAND TRANSACTION.
      • THE PUBLIC UPROAR OVER ASTOR'S CLAIM.
      • CORRUPT GRANTS OF CITY LAND.
      • A PROCESS OF SPOLIATION.
      • THE CITY CREATES LANDLORDS.
      • MANY PARTICIPANTS IN THE CURRENT FRAUDS.
      • PILLAGE, PROFITS AND LAND.
      • THE FATE OF OTHERS HIS GAIN.
    • THE GROWTH OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
      • ASTOR SUPERIOR TO LAW.
      • LAW BREAKERS AND LAW MAKERS.
      • ASTOR'S MONOPOLIES.
      • ASTOR NOT AN EXCEPTION.
      • WHERE WAS FRAUD ABSENT?
      • LEGALIZED PIRACY IN ALL BRANCHES OF TRADE.
      • A NOTED LAND TRANSACTION.
      • THE PUBLIC UPROAR OVER ASTOR'S CLAIM.
      • CORRUPT GRANTS OF CITY LAND.
      • A PROCESS OF SPOLIATION.
      • THE CITY CREATES LANDLORDS.
      • MANY PARTICIPANTS IN THE CURRENT FRAUDS.
      • PILLAGE, PROFITS AND LAND.
      • THE FATE OF OTHERS HIS GAIN.
    • ASTOR SUPERIOR TO LAW.
    • LAW BREAKERS AND LAW MAKERS.
    • ASTOR'S MONOPOLIES.
    • ASTOR NOT AN EXCEPTION.
    • WHERE WAS FRAUD ABSENT?
    • LEGALIZED PIRACY IN ALL BRANCHES OF TRADE.
    • A NOTED LAND TRANSACTION.
    • THE PUBLIC UPROAR OVER ASTOR'S CLAIM.
    • CORRUPT GRANTS OF CITY LAND.
    • A PROCESS OF SPOLIATION.
    • THE CITY CREATES LANDLORDS.
    • MANY PARTICIPANTS IN THE CURRENT FRAUDS.
    • PILLAGE, PROFITS AND LAND.
    • THE FATE OF OTHERS HIS GAIN.
    • CHAPTER IV
      • THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
        • BANKS AND THEIR POWER.
        • A MANDATE TO PREY.
        • COURTS AND CONSTITUTION.
        • THE BANKING FRAUDS BEGIN.
        • BRIBERY A CRIME IN NAME ONLY.
        • ASTOR'S BANKING ACTIVITIES.
        • HOW ASTOR SECURED A LEASE.
        • WHAT THE WORKER GOT AS WAGES.
        • THE WORKINGMEN'S PARTY PROTEST.
        • RADICALISM VERSUS RESPECTABILITY.
        • THE PANIC OF 1837.
        • THE RESULTING WIDESPREAD DESTITUTION.
        • PROPERTY AND CRIME.
        • THE SYSTEM—HOW IT WORKED.
      • BANKS AND THEIR POWER.
      • A MANDATE TO PREY.
      • COURTS AND CONSTITUTION.
      • THE BANKING FRAUDS BEGIN.
      • BRIBERY A CRIME IN NAME ONLY.
      • ASTOR'S BANKING ACTIVITIES.
      • HOW ASTOR SECURED A LEASE.
      • WHAT THE WORKER GOT AS WAGES.
      • THE WORKINGMEN'S PARTY PROTEST.
      • RADICALISM VERSUS RESPECTABILITY.
      • THE PANIC OF 1837.
      • THE RESULTING WIDESPREAD DESTITUTION.
      • PROPERTY AND CRIME.
      • THE SYSTEM—HOW IT WORKED.
    • THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
      • BANKS AND THEIR POWER.
      • A MANDATE TO PREY.
      • COURTS AND CONSTITUTION.
      • THE BANKING FRAUDS BEGIN.
      • BRIBERY A CRIME IN NAME ONLY.
      • ASTOR'S BANKING ACTIVITIES.
      • HOW ASTOR SECURED A LEASE.
      • WHAT THE WORKER GOT AS WAGES.
      • THE WORKINGMEN'S PARTY PROTEST.
      • RADICALISM VERSUS RESPECTABILITY.
      • THE PANIC OF 1837.
      • THE RESULTING WIDESPREAD DESTITUTION.
      • PROPERTY AND CRIME.
      • THE SYSTEM—HOW IT WORKED.
    • BANKS AND THEIR POWER.
    • A MANDATE TO PREY.
    • COURTS AND CONSTITUTION.
    • THE BANKING FRAUDS BEGIN.
    • BRIBERY A CRIME IN NAME ONLY.
    • ASTOR'S BANKING ACTIVITIES.
    • HOW ASTOR SECURED A LEASE.
    • WHAT THE WORKER GOT AS WAGES.
    • THE WORKINGMEN'S PARTY PROTEST.
    • RADICALISM VERSUS RESPECTABILITY.
    • THE PANIC OF 1837.
    • THE RESULTING WIDESPREAD DESTITUTION.
    • PROPERTY AND CRIME.
    • THE SYSTEM—HOW IT WORKED.
    • CHAPTER V
      • THE MOMENTUM OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
        • ASTOR'S WEALTH MULTIPLIES.
        • EVASION OF ASSESSMENTS BY THE LANDLORDS.
        • DEFRAUDING A FINE ART.
        • HOW PUBLIC OPINION WAS MADE.
        • THE SANCTITY OF PROPERTY.
        • CORRUPTION AT THE POLLS.
        • POLITICAL SUBSERVIENCY.
        • ASTOR BECOMES AMERICA'S RICHEST MAN.
        • ASTOR'S TOWERING WEALTH.
        • THE DEATH OF JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
        • THE WONDER OF THE AGE.
      • ASTOR'S WEALTH MULTIPLIES.
      • EVASION OF ASSESSMENTS BY THE LANDLORDS.
      • DEFRAUDING A FINE ART.
      • HOW PUBLIC OPINION WAS MADE.
      • THE SANCTITY OF PROPERTY.
      • CORRUPTION AT THE POLLS.
      • POLITICAL SUBSERVIENCY.
      • ASTOR BECOMES AMERICA'S RICHEST MAN.
      • ASTOR'S TOWERING WEALTH.
      • THE DEATH OF JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
      • THE WONDER OF THE AGE.
    • THE MOMENTUM OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
      • ASTOR'S WEALTH MULTIPLIES.
      • EVASION OF ASSESSMENTS BY THE LANDLORDS.
      • DEFRAUDING A FINE ART.
      • HOW PUBLIC OPINION WAS MADE.
      • THE SANCTITY OF PROPERTY.
      • CORRUPTION AT THE POLLS.
      • POLITICAL SUBSERVIENCY.
      • ASTOR BECOMES AMERICA'S RICHEST MAN.
      • ASTOR'S TOWERING WEALTH.
      • THE DEATH OF JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
      • THE WONDER OF THE AGE.
    • ASTOR'S WEALTH MULTIPLIES.
    • EVASION OF ASSESSMENTS BY THE LANDLORDS.
    • DEFRAUDING A FINE ART.
    • HOW PUBLIC OPINION WAS MADE.
    • THE SANCTITY OF PROPERTY.
    • CORRUPTION AT THE POLLS.
    • POLITICAL SUBSERVIENCY.
    • ASTOR BECOMES AMERICA'S RICHEST MAN.
    • ASTOR'S TOWERING WEALTH.
    • THE DEATH OF JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
    • THE WONDER OF THE AGE.
    • CHAPTER VI
      • THE PROPULSION OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
        • WILLIAM B. ASTOR'S PARSIMONY.
        • THE PURCHASE OF LAWS.
        • THE INVERTED NATURE OF SOCIETY.
        • THE PREVAILING CORRUPTION.
        • BRIBERY AND BUSINESS.
        • WATER GRANTS FROM TWEED.
        • PROFITING FROM GIGANTIC THEFTS.
        • RENTALS FROM DISEASE AND DEATH.
        • HUMANITY OF NO CONSEQUENCE.
        • AN EXALTED CAPITALIST.
      • WILLIAM B. ASTOR'S PARSIMONY.
      • THE PURCHASE OF LAWS.
      • THE INVERTED NATURE OF SOCIETY.
      • THE PREVAILING CORRUPTION.
      • BRIBERY AND BUSINESS.
      • WATER GRANTS FROM TWEED.
      • PROFITING FROM GIGANTIC THEFTS.
      • RENTALS FROM DISEASE AND DEATH.
      • HUMANITY OF NO CONSEQUENCE.
      • AN EXALTED CAPITALIST.
    • THE PROPULSION OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
      • WILLIAM B. ASTOR'S PARSIMONY.
      • THE PURCHASE OF LAWS.
      • THE INVERTED NATURE OF SOCIETY.
      • THE PREVAILING CORRUPTION.
      • BRIBERY AND BUSINESS.
      • WATER GRANTS FROM TWEED.
      • PROFITING FROM GIGANTIC THEFTS.
      • RENTALS FROM DISEASE AND DEATH.
      • HUMANITY OF NO CONSEQUENCE.
      • AN EXALTED CAPITALIST.
    • WILLIAM B. ASTOR'S PARSIMONY.
    • THE PURCHASE OF LAWS.
    • THE INVERTED NATURE OF SOCIETY.
    • THE PREVAILING CORRUPTION.
    • BRIBERY AND BUSINESS.
    • WATER GRANTS FROM TWEED.
    • PROFITING FROM GIGANTIC THEFTS.
    • RENTALS FROM DISEASE AND DEATH.
    • HUMANITY OF NO CONSEQUENCE.
    • AN EXALTED CAPITALIST.
    • CHAPTER VII
      • THE CLIMAX OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
        • INTERRELATED WEALTH.
        • MONEY AND HUMANITY.
        • LAW THE STRONGEST ASSET.
        • THE BASIS OF WEALTH'S STRUCTURE.
        • GREAT THEFTS OF TAXES.
        • LICENSED PIRACY RAMPANT.
        • THE ASTOR FORTUNE DOUBLES.
        • THE QUALITY OF "REFORMERS."
        • A VAST ANNUAL INCOME.
        • PROXIMITY OF PALACES AND POVERTY.
      • INTERRELATED WEALTH.
      • MONEY AND HUMANITY.
      • LAW THE STRONGEST ASSET.
      • THE BASIS OF WEALTH'S STRUCTURE.
      • GREAT THEFTS OF TAXES.
      • LICENSED PIRACY RAMPANT.
      • THE ASTOR FORTUNE DOUBLES.
      • THE QUALITY OF "REFORMERS."
      • A VAST ANNUAL INCOME.
      • PROXIMITY OF PALACES AND POVERTY.
    • THE CLIMAX OF THE ASTOR FORTUNE
      • INTERRELATED WEALTH.
      • MONEY AND HUMANITY.
      • LAW THE STRONGEST ASSET.
      • THE BASIS OF WEALTH'S STRUCTURE.
      • GREAT THEFTS OF TAXES.
      • LICENSED PIRACY RAMPANT.
      • THE ASTOR FORTUNE DOUBLES.
      • THE QUALITY OF "REFORMERS."
      • A VAST ANNUAL INCOME.
      • PROXIMITY OF PALACES AND POVERTY.
    • INTERRELATED WEALTH.
    • MONEY AND HUMANITY.
    • LAW THE STRONGEST ASSET.
    • THE BASIS OF WEALTH'S STRUCTURE.
    • GREAT THEFTS OF TAXES.
    • LICENSED PIRACY RAMPANT.
    • THE ASTOR FORTUNE DOUBLES.
    • THE QUALITY OF "REFORMERS."
    • A VAST ANNUAL INCOME.
    • PROXIMITY OF PALACES AND POVERTY.
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • OTHER LAND FORTUNES CONSIDERED
        • THE GOELET FORTUNE.
        • ONCE A FARM; NOW OF VAST VALUE.
        • MISERS WITH MILLIONS.
        • THE THIRD GENERATION.
        • WHERE SURPLUS REVENUE HAS GONE.
        • THE RHINELANDERS.
        • THE SCHERMERHORNS.
        • HOW LONGWORTH BEGAN.
        • HIS VAGARIES—SO CALLED.
        • MARSHALL FIELD AND LEITER.
        • FIELD'S MANY POSSESSIONS.
      • THE GOELET FORTUNE.
      • ONCE A FARM; NOW OF VAST VALUE.
      • MISERS WITH MILLIONS.
      • THE THIRD GENERATION.
      • WHERE SURPLUS REVENUE HAS GONE.
      • THE RHINELANDERS.
      • THE SCHERMERHORNS.
      • HOW LONGWORTH BEGAN.
      • HIS VAGARIES—SO CALLED.
      • MARSHALL FIELD AND LEITER.
      • FIELD'S MANY POSSESSIONS.
    • OTHER LAND FORTUNES CONSIDERED
      • THE GOELET FORTUNE.
      • ONCE A FARM; NOW OF VAST VALUE.
      • MISERS WITH MILLIONS.
      • THE THIRD GENERATION.
      • WHERE SURPLUS REVENUE HAS GONE.
      • THE RHINELANDERS.
      • THE SCHERMERHORNS.
      • HOW LONGWORTH BEGAN.
      • HIS VAGARIES—SO CALLED.
      • MARSHALL FIELD AND LEITER.
      • FIELD'S MANY POSSESSIONS.
    • THE GOELET FORTUNE.
    • ONCE A FARM; NOW OF VAST VALUE.
    • MISERS WITH MILLIONS.
    • THE THIRD GENERATION.
    • WHERE SURPLUS REVENUE HAS GONE.
    • THE RHINELANDERS.
    • THE SCHERMERHORNS.
    • HOW LONGWORTH BEGAN.
    • HIS VAGARIES—SO CALLED.
    • MARSHALL FIELD AND LEITER.
    • FIELD'S MANY POSSESSIONS.
    • CHAPTER IX
      • THE FIELD FORTUNE IN EXTENSO
      • LAND FOR ALMOST NOTHING.
      • IT BECOMES WORTH MILLIONS.
      • FIELD'S REAL ESTATE TRACTS.
      • HIS INCOME: $500 TO $700 AN HOUR.
      • HIS EMPLOYEES' WRETCHED WAGES.
      • OUTCASTS RATHER THAN SLAVES.
      • CENTERING ALL PROFITS IN HIMSELF.
    • THE FIELD FORTUNE IN EXTENSO
    • LAND FOR ALMOST NOTHING.
    • IT BECOMES WORTH MILLIONS.
    • FIELD'S REAL ESTATE TRACTS.
    • HIS INCOME: $500 TO $700 AN HOUR.
    • HIS EMPLOYEES' WRETCHED WAGES.
    • OUTCASTS RATHER THAN SLAVES.
    • CENTERING ALL PROFITS IN HIMSELF.
    • CHAPTER X
      • FURTHER VISTAS OF THE FIELD FORTUNE
        • FIELD'S PULLMAN WORKS.
      • FIELD'S PULLMAN WORKS.
      • THE NATURE OF A MODEL TOWN.
      • THE PULLMAN EMPLOYEES STRIKE.
      • VAST PROFITS AND LOW WAGES.
        • "A MODEL OF BUSINESS INTEGRITY."
        • HE STEALS MILLIONS IN TAXES.
        • PERJURY AND CHEATING COMMON.
        • $140,000,000 TO TWO BOYS.
      • "A MODEL OF BUSINESS INTEGRITY."
      • HE STEALS MILLIONS IN TAXES.
      • PERJURY AND CHEATING COMMON.
      • $140,000,000 TO TWO BOYS.
    • FURTHER VISTAS OF THE FIELD FORTUNE
      • FIELD'S PULLMAN WORKS.
    • FIELD'S PULLMAN WORKS.
    • THE NATURE OF A MODEL TOWN.
    • THE PULLMAN EMPLOYEES STRIKE.
    • VAST PROFITS AND LOW WAGES.
      • "A MODEL OF BUSINESS INTEGRITY."
      • HE STEALS MILLIONS IN TAXES.
      • PERJURY AND CHEATING COMMON.
      • $140,000,000 TO TWO BOYS.
    • "A MODEL OF BUSINESS INTEGRITY."
    • HE STEALS MILLIONS IN TAXES.
    • PERJURY AND CHEATING COMMON.
    • $140,000,000 TO TWO BOYS.
    • END OF VOL. I.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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