In this podcast series we dive into the long and shadowy history of America’s ruling elite through the works of authors who were either silenced, suppressed, or forgotten, to discover the origins of the 1% and from where their power and wealth was, and still is, extracted. Each recording will be approx. 1 hour in length to allow for easy consumption of the material. The narrator will only interrupt the reading to provide insight, spell names, read informative footnotes, or provide definitions for archaic words.
In this episode – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Part III, Chapter VI: The Entailing of the Vanderbilt Fortune. Vanderbilt’s Parsimonious Habits. The Nature of His “Friends,” So-Called. His Wife and Sons. Why William H. Vanderbilt Spent Most of His Life as a Modest Farmer. The Entailment of the Massive Fortune: $90 Millions to the Chief Heir. The Rise of Standard Oil, America’s First Trust. William Vanderbilt’s Prophetic Testimony to the Hepburn Committee. The Great Strike of 1877. The B&O Railroad and False Flags. Congressional Investigations Are Designed to Obfuscate and Let Everybody Off the Hook. Vanderbilt Divests Himself of Railroad Stock and Buys Gov’t Bonds.
PART III, CHAPTER VI – FOOTNOTES. Continue reading