The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837

Malcolm J. Rohrbough


The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837

The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837

  • Title: The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837
  • Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough
  • ISBN: 9780195000849
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover



0195000846 9780195000849 The Land Office Business The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands 1789 1837 published in the year 1968 was published by Oxford University Press The author of this book is Malcolm J Rohrbough This is the Hardback version of the title The Land Office Business The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands 1789 1830195000846 9780195000849 The Land Office Business The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands 1789 1837 published in the year 1968 was published by Oxford University Press The author of this book is Malcolm J Rohrbough This is the Hardback version of the title The Land Office Business The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands 1789 1837 and have around pp 352 pages The Land Office Business The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands 1789 1837 is currently Available with us.


Recent Comments "The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837"

My decision to read this book originated from an earlier book regarding the finance philosophies of Hamilton and Gallatin. Selling public land to private parties was important in early American for two reasons - to encourage and facilitate westward expansion and to create revenue for early America.The book was written in 1968 and reads like a reference book in many places. In fact, my copy is a former UTSA library book. As such, it can be dry in places, but it still manages to keep moving forwar [...]

Rather well written but rather dry, packed with figures and obviously the result of exhaustive research, The Land Office Business would not be to every reader's taste. Because I was interested in the subject -- how the various land parcels in America were bought, sold, and otherwise acquired -- I happily picked my way through much of which was fact-ridden to the point of almost, but never quite, tedious. Rohrbough gives space to some of the characters, corrupt and otherwise, who managed the busi [...]


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