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 II: A Necessary Contrast, continued. The Middle Class Succeeds In Passing Anti-Trust Laws to Protect Their Businesses. The Magnates Battle the Middle Class and The Unions. The Army’s of Unemployed. Trust Busting Totally Harmless. The Use of Private Militia and Detectives To Suppress Demonstrations & Protests. Sheriffs Deputize Agents In The Employ of Capitalists To Break Strikes. More Than 120,500,000 Acres Given Away To Railroads By 1883. Farmers Forced to Buy Land From Railroad Companies. Mortgages On Farms, Equipment, and the Eventual Foreclosures. Commodities Trading Manipulations. Great Land Frauds In California. Land Fraud In Colorado. Agricultural & Timber Lands Surveyed As “Desert” Land. The Complete Domination of Land Offices in Every State.
PART III, CHAPTER II – FOOTNOTES, cont’d.