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    become more eager to achieve wealth. Some historians have described these people as ‘robber barons’ or people who use extreme methods to control and maintain their wealth and power. Others would chastise that belief, declaring that it is an unjust conclusion to draw. Despite the oppositions fervent belief, the undeniable evidence supports the belief that many of the businessmen in the late 19th century were ‘robber barons’. These men had a blatant disregard for human lives and an unquenchable urge to

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    these new industries, creating some of the richest men in the United States of America. A robber baron is classified as a person who has gained wealth by corrupt and ruthless means. By this standard history can define a robber baron by evidence of corruption and unjust treatment of workers and general public. The well known Industrialists at the end of the nineteenth century can be described as robber barons due to their unscrupulous business tactics and values. Cornelius “ Commodore” Vanderbilt

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    In this chapter, Howard Zinn focuses on the robber barons and rebels of the 19th century. Robber Barons were businessmen who often earned their wealth in dishonest and greedy ways. Favorable laws were made by the government towards the robber barons. The government helped the rich and didn’t care much for the lower class. Great fortune was made on the transcontinental railroad and the oil industry. Both of these companies treated their workers poorly and paid them low wages. Corporations became very

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    Robber Barons Summary

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    In “Taking Sides” Howard Zinn and Andrew S. Gordon argue yes or no to believe if the 19th century entrepreneurs “Robber Baron”? The late nineteenth century is best known for its exceptional growth in extensive business. Across the nation, little organizations were being supplanted by titan partnerships and mechanical combinations, prompting another, uncommon level of riches for the business visionaries who created them. With the increment in enormous business came another level of riches that had

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    Robber Barons Dbq

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    were divided into two main categories: Captains of Industry or Robber Barons. Captains of Industry were industrialists who were very wealthy, but used their wealth to give back to the country, such as building libraries or donating to schools. Robber Barons were businessmen who used unethical ways to get wealthy. This essay will be addressing if the industrialists of the gilded age were captains of industry or if they were robber barons. Most of the industrialists were captains of industry. They

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    The Robber Barons Essay

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    The Robber Barons When the names Carnagie, Rockefeller, and Pullman come to mind, most of us automatically think of what we saw or read in our history books: "These men were kind and generous and through hard work and perseverance, any one of you could become a success story like them," right? Wrong. I am sick of these people being remembered for the two or three "good deeds" they have done. Publicity and media have exaggerated the generosity of these men, the government has spoiled these names

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    Review of The Myth of the Robber Barons a book by Burton Folsom JR. Robber barons, famously known for their ruthless means of acquiring wealth back in the late nineteenth century. They were awful. They were complete menaces to society and only ever created wealth for themselves. Or, at least that 's what is commonly taught in high school American history classes, but author Burton Folsom Jr. offers an unique alternative perspective in his book, The Myth of the Robber Barons. He provides a closer look

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    The Myth Of Robber Barons

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    The Myth of Robber Barons discusses some of the major entrepreneurs in of the United States from 1850 to 1910. Burton Folsom also discusses these entrepreneur’s key role in their fields and the whole economy of the United States. The entrepreneurs discussed are Commodore Vanderbilt, James J. Hill, The Scranton’s Group, Charles Schwab, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Mellon. We know these men as “Robber Barons,” but Folsom argues that these entrepreneurs succeeded by producing quality product and

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    from 1870-1900 have normally been bad throughout the years, Evolution of Robber Barons, Carnegie is treating his workers differently, and lastly Monopolists taking over the government. Unregulated capitalism was bad because low wage workers would usually be treated like a property by Robber Barons. In document C, “Evolution of the Robber Barons” by an unknown author, published December 7, 1902, it explains how Robber Barons have developed. They gave hard jobs to their workers, they took property

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    people were victims of corruption and unstable living conditions. The wealthy industrialists of the 19th century were rightfully named robber barons due to their low wages, unsafe working conditions, and the treatment of children in the work force. People such as John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Andrew Carnegie are known as some of the major robber barons during the Gilded Age. Although they made major contributions to the economy, they paid their workers unfair wages. In fact, “most working

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