The Amazing Story Of Land-Grabbing, Speculations, and Booms from Colonial Days to the Present Time
Originally published in 1932, Sakolski's book is the first general history of land speculation in the American colonies and the United States. It begins with the Pre-Revolutionary War Ohio Companies, and thereafter its chapters cover most of the land booms and bubbles up to the twentieth century. Two hundred years of get-rich quick schemes give the reader a concentrated exposure to the gamble and promoting aspect of the American character.
Author: A. M. Sakolski
PB 373 pp
2011 (reprint) Martino Publishing