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Ford Evening Book Talk: Speculation Nation: Land Mania in the Revolutionary American Republic

772 views January 19, 2024
Hear from Princeton University professor Michael A. Blaakman, author of Speculation Nation: Land Mania in the Revolutionary American Republic. Dr. Blaakman investigates the extraordinary wave of land speculation that swept the United States during its first quarter-century, stretching across millions of acres from Maine to the Mississippi. A story of ambition, corruption, capitalism, and statecraft, the book uncovers the revolutionary origins of this real-estate mania and explores its role in the American founding.
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