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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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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