From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme to develop 900 square miles of swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border and create fabulous wealth for himself and other shareholders, including George Washington. Royster scrupulously follows the paper trail through the byways of transatlantic deal-cutting, providing a rare view of early American economic culture.Elegantly written and impressively researched, The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company is an eye-opening account of greed, folly, and venture capitalism in the revolutionary era."
Buy Fabulous History of the Dismal Swam book by Charles Royster from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(203mm x 121mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication:
Author Biography - Charles Royster
Charles Royster lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.