The Fabulous History Of The Dismal Swamp Company: A Story Of George Washington's Times

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From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme to develop 900 square miles of swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border and create fabulous wealth for himself and other shareholders, including George Washington.Royster scrupulously fo...

Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage; First Paper Edition edition (December 5, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0679753052
ISBN-13: 978-0679753056
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2170198
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook

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Ledgers, lists of names, etc., etc., etc. While this was far from a compelling read, there were bits and pieces that I picked up that thoroughy entertained me. I certainly doubt that the general history reader would find this compelling, but I did en...

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aper trail through the byways of transatlantic deal-cutting, providing a rare view of early American economic culture. Elegantly written and impressively researched, The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company is an eye-opening account of greed, folly, and venture capitalism in the revolutionary era.