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role of the land speculator in Western development.
Paul W. Gates
Reprinted from the "Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography", Vol.66, July 1942.
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The cRole of the jQand Speculator in Western Development The land use pattern of the twenty-nine public land states of the South, the Middle West and the Far West is the result of a long process of development and adaptation in which such factors as speculation.
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Paul Wallace Gates + Cited by: The speculators, railroads and land companies were important factors in the development of the West. Their efforts to attract settlers to their lands through the distribution of pamphlets and other advertising literature describing the western country lured thousands from their homes in the eastern states, from developed sections of the West, and from Europe.
The result was an explosion in speculation between and Insales of public land were over percent of what they had been on average between and A principle obstacle to speculation was the presence of squatters, who had settled on western lands without purchasing them. ing in government land was far more rewarding than some contem-poraries were willing to admit.
A growing number of twentieth-century students of American economic development have turned their attention to this question of "'Profits' and the Frontier Land Speculator," to use the title of the pathbreaking article by Allan G. Bogue and Margaret B. Bogue.
Portraying the West as a land of limitless opportunity, the bureaus offered long-term loans and free transportation to the West. Between andnot only did the railroads attract settlers from nearby states, but also brought million foreign immigrants to the trans-Mississippi West.
For most of the above authors, land had a sp ecial role in the production process and their writing focused on questions of productivity of la nd or the distribution of its proceeds.
But the. The saying was, land speculators “produce more poverty than potatoes and consume more midnight oil in playing poker than of God's sunshine in the game of raising wheat and corn.” —Prof. Benjamin Hibbard, the earliest land scholar, (or even earlier).
Ever wonder where those names for towns and downtown streets come from. The names of US universities. As there were vast expanses of public land available throughout much of the the history of the United States, land speculators sometimes bought up large parcels with the specific intent of withholding them from the market.
This very act of land speculation could drive prices up, but sometimes had detrimental effects as well. the frontier land speculator was a familiar figure in the United States.1 Perambulating foreigners recorded the activities of this gen-tleman, and land speculation was discussed in both Congress and in the editorial columns of Western newspapers.
Many twentieth-century students of America's political and economic development have dealtCited by: Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.
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The Pursuit of Land In early America the pursuit of land drove the movement west. “The population of the United States was like a body of water that was being steadily enlarged by internal spring and external tributes,” wrote historian Max Farand.
1 Early America concentrated on becoming an ownership society or perhaps an ownership. They requested for the government to own railroads, telephones, and telegraphs to help the farmers transport there goods faster and cheaper.
Since the price of the good could not change, and the price of the labor could not change, the only thing that could was the transportation cost- which is what the Populist Party campaigned for. relating to the ownership of land and the boundaries that define the limitations of that ownership, including a review of the role of surveyors in the determination of land boundaries.
As such, it does not purport to be a source of legal advice, nor is it intended to be a complete or absolute treatise of the subject. About the author. This volume features the best and most influential essays by Donald Pisani, one of our nation's leading environmental and western historians.
Collectively, the essays highlight the central role played by land, water, and timber allocation in the American West and show how efforts to achieve justice and efficiency were compromised by the region's obsession with achieving rapid economic by: OHIO LANDS Ohio occupies a unique place in the development of the public lands of the United States.
No other state experienced so many different systems of original land survey. As the first state formed out of the public domain, Ohio was the social labo-ratory in which Congress worked out not only the basic Federal Rectangular Survey.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Fundamentals of Land Development provides an in-depth approach to the design, planning, and development of large land areas into comprehensively designed communities.
This book provides in-depth discussions of the full range of development tasks involved in any large development project, from site and land use selection, market analysis. My hypotheses are that the private land ownership in the U.S.
essentially facilitates land speculation at the urban-rural fringe and therefore, to some extent, promotes urban sprawl. Private land ownership allows land speculators to easily buy land at the urban fringe, hold it for a period of time and then sell it to developers.
Business and the Economy: Overview. Westward Migration. Following the American Revolution, Americans swarmed to the West. Kentucky and Tennessee provided the beachhead for the vanguard of land-hungry settlers. After the War of subsequent waves of pioneers flowed into the Ohio River valley, the Great Lake states, the Gulf Plain, and the Mississippi River valley.
A land speculator is someone who buys land hoping it will go up in value. They did not buy it based on the income it produces, but because they think it will have a higher value in the future when they can sell and take a profit.
A few reasons lan.Many of these so-called Exodusters answer the call of Benjamin “Pap” Singleton, a land speculator with a vision of establishing independent black communities across the state.
Although Virginia claimed the lands in the Western Reserve, New York claimed the land by her charter of granted by the King of England, Pennsylvania by the charter granted to William Penn inand Connecticut by her charter granted in All the royal charters granted land claims to the colonies westward to the mythical "South Sea.".