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 II, Chapter VIII: Other Land Fortunes Considered. The Goelet Fortune. Deep Family Links To Notorious Briber Frederick Phillips. Large Grants of Land From Corrupt Romaine Administration. Allowed To Pay For Land In Installments. Links To United States Bank By Marriage. Founders of The Chemical Bank. Bribery Charges Swirl Around Chemical Bank Charter. The Crimes Of One Generation Become The Glories Of Another. Masters of The Art Of Miserliness. The Rhinelander Fortune. Great Land Holdings Acquired From Trinity Church. Land Acquired From Corrupt City Officials. Land Acquired Through Marriage. The Schermerhorn Fortune. Their Land Also Acquired From Corrupt City Officials. Their Interests In The Bank Of New York. The Longworth Fortune In Cincinnati. Longworth’s Vagaries. The Longworths Go To Congress. Marriage Into The Roosevelt Family. The Field Fortune and Levi Leiter In Chicago. Fields Early Dry Goods Business. High Prices For Shoddy Materials During The Civil War.
PART II, CHAPTER VIII – FOOTNOTES