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The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

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.

PROLOGUE: “The Lake of the Dismal Swamp”

I. THE LAND OF PROMISE

II. A SCHEME OF GREAT EXPECTATION

III. THE LAND OF CAKES

IV. THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE SLAVE SHIP HOPE

PART 1: THE VOYAGERS

PART 2: THE PARTNERS

V. THE AGE OF PAPER

VI. THIS ELDORADO

VII. TERRAPHOBIA

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