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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

THE HISTORY OF AMERICA’S 1%

Gustavus Myers – History of Great American Fortunes – 1909

Episode #7 – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Volume I, Part II, Chapter II: The Inception of the Astor Fortune. Astor’s Early Career. Incorporation of the American Fur Company. Expedition to Astoria, Oregon. Accusations of Treason During the War of 1812. Astor Brazenly Violates the Law. His Armed Agents in the West. Swindling the Indians with Whiskey. Numerous Pleas for Justice Sent to the Secretary of War. The Indians Paid With Overpriced Merchandise. The Traders Rig the Scales. Indians Revolt Against These Injustices. Indians Murdered by US Military. Astor’s $500,000 Annual Revenue From Fur Trade. His Agent’s Meager Earnings. $35,000 to Lewis Cass, Secretary of War.




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