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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

THE HISTORY OF AMERICA’S 1%

Gustavus Myers – History of Great American Fortunes – 1909

Episode #23 – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Part III, Chapter IV: The Onrush of the Vanderbilt Fortune. The Civil War Disrupts Marine Commerce. Steamship Lines Try to Dispose of Their Fleets. The Terrible Condition of These Vessels. Worthless Ships Pawned Off On the Navy Department For a Profit. Indiscriminate Plunder of the Soldiers During the War. Faulty Weapons Maim and Kill the Soldiers They Are Issued To. Spoiled Rations Sold to the Army. Military Contractors Kill a Great Number of the Soldiers With Their Supplies. The Patriotism of the Great Magnates, So-Called. The Draft Act Amended to Let Great Capitalists Escape the Battlefields. The Purchasing of “Substitutes” to Take the Rich Man’s Place on the Field of Combat. Vanderbilt the Glorious “Patriot.” Vanderbilt Selected By Secretary of War Stanton, to Assist Government With Purchasing Worthless Ships. Vanderbilt Grossly Overpays for the Ships if the Sellers Surrender a 10% Fee. No Precautions Taken to Safeguard the Lives of Union Soldiers. Vanderbilt Directly Responsible for Putting Hundreds of Soldiers Lives In Peril.




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