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The robber barons; the great American capitalists, 1861-1901.

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The robber barons; the great American capitalists, 1861-1901. - Josephson, Matthew
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The Robber Barons details the history of a small class of men who arose at the time of the American Civil War and swept into power. They were aggressive, and in important crises, nearly all of them tended to act without those established principles associated with the common people of the community. At the same time, many of them showed qualities of courage. These robber barons, as were their medieval counterparts, where the dominating figures of an aggressive economic age. In their hands the renovation of American economic ...