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How Much Land Does a Man Need

How Much Land Does a Man Need

Broadcast: October 13, 1978
Added: Nov 09 2015

In England many years ago, there existed in law the rule of primogenitor, the first born son inherited the father's entire estate. What did the other son's do? Well, they did the best that they could. Many of them emigrated to one of the thirteen colonies. Since they were landless people to begin with, land became an obsession with them - and where you have an obsession, there's usually a tale to be told. Thus, we have the saga of Thomas Morgan, who came to Virginia in the year 1750, a penniless lad of twenty. And now ten years later, they say he owns practically every acre of land in Culver County. How did it happen?