The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901

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Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962 - Business & Economics - 474 pages
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Includes material on John D. Rockefeller, J. Pierpoint Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, William H. Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, E. H. Harriman, Jay Gould, Jim Fisk, Jay Cooke, Daniel Drew, Henry C. Frick, James J. Hill, Charles M. Schwab, Henry Villard, Standard Oil Company, trusts.

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This is a very well researched piece that covers an enormous subject and period of history. There was so much in the way of industrial, financial, and capitalistic development. In this regard, the ... Read full review

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This book is very informative. Its a must read for any American history buff. Read full review

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Matthew Josephson (1899-1978) received a Guggenheim fellowship and was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He is the author of, among other books, Al Smith: Hero of the Cities, winner of the Van Wyck Brooks prize for biography and history.

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