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robber barons

Matthew Josephson

robber barons

the great American capitalists 1861-1901

by Matthew Josephson

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in San Diego, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Matthew Josephson.
The Physical Object
Pagination474 p.
Number of Pages474
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20216533M

  Josephson brings the Robber Barons alive. For anyone interested in how men can amass such great fortunes the book provides plenty of clues by revealing the strategies used by the Robber Barons. One final point, a few of the attack reviews here are critical of Josephson for siding with labor in their disputes with the Robber by: Andrew Carnegie: Robber Baron as American Hero (Creators of the American Mind, V. 4) by James T. Baker and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at .

The 19th century was an age of “robber barons” such as J. P. Morgan and John , with the government’s gold reserves decreasing quickly, President Grover Cleveland was forced to buy gold from Morgan in exchange for bonds, which Morgan promptly resold at a huge profit. Morgan began his career by selling rifles to Union soldiers for a big profit—despite the . Robber Barons: Great American Capitalists , Matt. Josephson ( 1st. $ 0 bids + $ Shipping. Picture Information. Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be Rating: % positive.

  Burton Folsom's The Myth of the Robber Barons is a short, but excellent book that argues that the mislabeled "Robber Barons" of the 19th century became wealthy not because they robbed anyone but because they offered quality products/services at record low prices.5/5(4). Robber Barons were vilified for using the capitalist system to exploit workers, form anti-competitive trusts, and place the accumulation of wealth above all else. The belief that the rich could use whatever means necessary to increase their riches seemed to counter the ideals upon which the United States was founded.


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The Myth of the Robber Barons — A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America, by Burton W, Folsom, Jr., Ph.D. a short Book Report by Ron Housley When I was a child in New Jersey, the Lehigh Valley Railroad practically ran through my back yard. Every day at suppertime a dark red passenger train, powered by one of those ALCO PA diesel /5().

The "robber barons" of the early 20th century controlled politics in the US just as much or probably even more than do their modern day counterparts. This book is a classic. Read more. 5 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. done. out of 5 stars I Cited by: The Robber Barons book.

Read 27 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. John D. Rockefeller, J. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew C /5. The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalistsby Matthew Josephson (read 8 Nov ) The author has a Marxist view of capitalism but the book seems pretty factual.

Read full review4/5(6). The Robber Barons, Again the Robber Barons, Concentration: The Great Trusts, The Empire of Morgan, Battle of Giants, Bibliography, Index, About the Author, Footnotes, Customer Reviews.

Related Searches. jewish american fiction paperback. Inside the Book:Graphic displays Numerical measures Probability Sampling Principles of testing Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Robber baron, pejorative robber barons book for one of the 19th-century U.S.

industrialists and financiers who made fortunes by monopolizing huge industries. Those who credit U.S. capitalism’s growth to these tycoons call them ‘captains of industry.’ Learn more about the achievements and transgressions of the robber barons. Robber barons took power when the American Civil War () was drawing to its close and everything was in place for a wide-scale industrial expansion.

Technological achievements had substantially improved manufacturing processes, while the population was growing on the back of an influx of immigrants, which provided a sustainable and. Find books like The Robber Barons from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked The Robber Barons also liked: Mugabe: Power. Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America Michael Hiltzik. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30 (p) ISBN. Robber baron definition is - an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (as of natural resources, governmental influence, or.

A robber baron or robber knight (German: Raubritter) was an unscrupulous feudal landowner who, protected by his fief's legal status, imposed high taxes and tolls out of keeping with the norm without authorization by some higher authority.

Some resorted to actual banditry. The German term for robber barons, Raubritter (robber knights) was coined by Friedrich Bottschalk in Read this book on Questia. The Robber Barons was written during that Great Slump which, beginning inreached its lowest depths in The New Era of Prosperity had ended; the captains and the kings of industry were, some of them, departing; and we were asking ourselves insistently how we, as a nation, had got into such a pass.

By Jason Stenack I recently finished a book and thought I’d write a little about The Myth of the Robber Barons A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burton W. Folsom, Jr. This was a shorter book with a length of only pages. For someone with a history of Continue reading "A Review of “The Myth of the Robber Barons”".

Burton Folsom's The Myth of the Robber Barons is a short, but excellent book that argues that the mislabeled "Robber Barons" of the 19th century became wealthy not because they robbed anyone but because they offered quality products/services at record low prices.

These productive giants made their fortunes because so many Americans chose to do business with Author: Darkwaters. The robber barons: the great American capitalists, Item PreviewPages: In this radio interview, Ayn Rand argues that nineteenth-century industrialists were unjustly vilified by the epithet “robber baron.” Pointing out the need to distinguish between businessmen who get rich by production and voluntary trade, and those who get rich through government favoritism and legalized coercion, Rand observes that all the evils popularly ascribed to.

In his book The Myth of the Robber Barons, Folsom distinguishes between political entrepreneurs who ran inefficient businesses supported by government favors, and market entrepreneurs who succeeded by providing better and lower-cost products.

book The Robber Barons from "the folklore of the Kansas Green-backers and Populists of the 's."3 With the publication in of Henry Demarest Lloyd's Wealth against Commonwealth, the idea of the robber barons gained new importance for American intellectuals. Lloyd, an. America’s biggest tech giants are nothing if not popular.

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Most of the times, it has been felt that the readers, who are using the eBooks for first time, happen to really have a rough time before becoming used to. Matthew Josephson, The Robber Barons FOREWORD THIS book attempts the history of a small class of men who arose at the time of our Civil War and suddenly swept into power.

The members of this new ruling class were generally, and quite aptly, called “barons,”File Size: KB.Robber Barons: Daniel Drew - Railroads, Steamships and banker: The reputation of Daniel Drew ( – ) was ruined when he introduced "watered stock" to Wall Street consisting of company shares that were issued by false means including counterfeit stock certificates Robber Barons: John D.

Rockefeller - Petrol and Oil: John D. Rockefeller (–) was the head .robber baronRobber Baron is a. derogatory term describing a very wealthy person who amassed their fortune by presumably cheating or stealing from others.

Originating in the th. century, it was used to denounce many of the businessman listed in Folsom’s book because of the riches they amassed through free market capitalism. Instead ofFile Size: KB.