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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1934 - Business & Economics - 472 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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User Review  - JaneSteen - LibraryThing

Where I got the book: purchased used on Amazon. The Robber Barons was written in 1934, but there’s not much that seems dated about this enjoyable popular history. I bought it to get a better idea of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miro - LibraryThing

Josephson tells the story of the massive industrialisation of America that occurred in the last quarter of the 19th century. It was the greatest boom of them all, generating a giant interlocking ... Read full review

Contents

THE NATIONAL CHARACTER
3
n WHAT THE YOUNG MEN DREAM
32
OF EMPIREBUILDERS
50
THE WINNING OF THE WEST
75
TWO CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
100
THE FIGHT FOR ERIE
121
GRANDEURS AND MISERIES OF EMPIREBUILDING
149
RISING FROM THE RUINS
177
K MEPHISTOPHELES
192
CAESAR BORGIA IN CALIFORNIA
216
THE GREAT TRUSTS
375
XVIL THE EMPIRE OF MORGAN
404
XVIIL BATTLE OF GIANTS
424
BIBLIOGRAPHY
455
INDEX
461
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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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