The fabulous history of the Dismal Swamp Company: a story of George Washington's times

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Publisher:
Borzoi Books,
Pub. Date:
1999.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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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 follows the paper 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.
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9780679433453
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subject_facet Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History -- 18th century, Land speculation -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History -- 18th century, Political corruption -- Virginia -- History -- 18th century, Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Friends and associates
title_display The fabulous history of the Dismal Swamp Company : a story of George Washington's times
title_full The fabulous history of the Dismal Swamp Company : a story of George Washington's times / Charles Royster
title_short The fabulous history of the Dismal Swamp Company :
title_sub a story of George Washington's times
topic_facet Friends and associates, History, Land speculation, Political corruption, Washington, George