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Landlord William Scully presents a full picture of the investment and landmanagement activities of one of the most important figures in American agricultural history. An Irishman who first came to the United States in 1850, Scully eventually built up holdings amounting to almost a quarter million acres of the richest prairie and farm lands in Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. The vast land empire, which was worked by some fifteen hundred tenant farmers, earned for Scully the reputation of being America’s greatest landlord—this despite the fact that he remained an alien until the last decade of his life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1. Privilege and Tragedy: The Early Years
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. William Scully Becomes a Landlord
  2. pp. 15-24
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  1. 3. Scully and His New American Lands
  2. pp. 25-38
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  1. 4. Bloodshed at Ballycohey
  2. pp. 39-64
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  1. 5. Renewed Interest in America
  2. pp. 65-78
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  1. 6. Order to Scully Business
  2. pp. 79-92
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  1. 7. The Private Life of a Wealthy Landlord
  2. pp. 93-102
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  1. 8. Scully's Scalpers
  2. pp. 103-120
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  1. 9. The Fruition of Dreams
  2. pp. 121-134
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  1. 10. The Scully Estates in Later Years
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 155-156
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 157-174
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 175-182
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780700631216
Related ISBN
9780700601899
MARC Record
OCLC
1258955869
Pages
196
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-06
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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