Essays Tagged: "Robber baron"

Leland Stanford - Robber Barron or Captain of Industry

James WongRobber Baron's are Captains of Industry who are looked down upon for succeeding at the expense of ot ... firmly attach a label to any given person or people is difficult because the distinction between a robber baron and a captain of industry alternates with the point of view from which you hold. Leland ... h dignified captains of industry who main true the rags to riches stories of America, and unethical robber barons who stopped at no cost, monetary or human, to attain their goals.Leland Stanford was b ...

(5 pages) 57 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Robber Baron Vs. Captain of Industry.

Robber BaronVs.Captain of Industry?John D. Rockefeller was the guiding force behind the creation of ... 600 million to various charities.An ongoing debate remains as to whether John D. Rockefeller was a "robber baron" or a "captain of industry". Rockefeller was highly criticized for his success and the ... of the Greatest Americans."The controversy as to whether Rockefeller was a captain of industry or a robber baron still remains. I believe he was an effective business man who aided in the "immense ind ...

(6 pages) 13318 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Were the industrialist leaders of the gilded age captains of their industry or robber barons?

rs and displaced American Indians. These leaders can not be considered anything less than malicious robber barons.The marketing of the United Stases was extreme. Immigrants arrived in large quantities ... s of track were built all over the United States to help construct a more transversal nation. These robber barons are better known as manipulators of finance rather then successful entrepreneurs. Mass ...

(2 pages) 77 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The American Businessman: Industrial Innovator or Robber Baron?

The American Businessman: Industrial Innovator or Robber Baron?During the latter part of the nineteenth century, industries began to bloom across the ... these industries, such as the names of Rockefeller, Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, were looked upon as robber barons by some, industrial innovators by others. A baron is "one having great wealth, power, ... great wealth, power, and influence in a specified sphere of activity: an oil baron." Therefore the robber barons that these men were looked upon as were "one of the American industrial or financial m ...

(6 pages) 123 2 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Robber Barons or Industrial Statesmen?

ial statesmen" for the great economic power they helped America become. They have also been called "robber barons" because they built their great wealth by abusing the system, abusing their employees, ... ir own needs. These "kings" off industry displayed characteristics of both industrial statesmen and robber barons. It is therefore justified to characterize the industrial leaders of the nineteenth ce ...

(3 pages) 48 1 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Captain of Industry or Robber Baron

here is some dispute over how these individuals should be portrayed. Some people say that they were robber barons, while others insist that they were captains of industry. A captain of industry is som ... o have helped the nation through their business skills and their philanthropy. On the other hand, a robber baron was someone who was considered a ruthless businessman. In the public's opinion a robber ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie's attack on their given titles of "Robber Barons".

the fact that many had viewed John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie as "Tycoons of Industry" or "Robber Barons", these two industrial giants begged to differ. "Robber Baron" was a name given to ind ... se of security and a newfound trust within capitalists. He tried to prove that he was not at all a "Robber Baron" of his time. He portrayed capitalists such as himself as men of wisdom and not shrewd ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

DBQ on Industrial Leaders: "Robber barons" vs. "Industrial Statesmen"

ttempting to revolutionize the economy. The men who took advantage of these opportunities were more robber barons than they were industrial statesmen. More often than not, greed overcame their decisio ... .During the Gilded Age, the leaders of industry worked towards self-interest, and thus were called "robber barons." In this time period, the focus of these barons was to earn as much money as possible ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Robber Barons- John Rockefeller: Historian Matthew Josephson's thesis

It is historian Matthew Josephson's thesis that John Rockefeller was a 'Robber Baron,' an exploiter of capitalism who crushed the smaller capitalists, who brought hardships ... Although his immoral methods of monopolization were quite atrocious, which was why he was dubbed a 'Robber Baron,' he was still far ahead of his time and competition and was in control of the majority ... or resist to where they fought Rockefeller to the finish. A perfect example of Rockefeller being a Robber Baron was in the incident of Mrs. Backus who had inherited an oil refinery, which Rockefeller ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

History Of American Railroads

ol fell hopelessly behind. Greedy entrepreneurs took advantage of the situation, and the era of the Robber Baron was born. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, railroad owners were at the center ... from the excessive profits they made and the monopolies they controlled. One of the things that the Robber Barons did was to charge high rates in areas where they did not have any competition. People ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Where Nineteenth-Century Entrepreneurs Robber Barons?

Were Nineteenth-Century Entrepreneurs Robber Barons? John Tipple "Big Business and a New Economy"� vs. Alfred D. Chandler "The Begi ... f the big businessmen of the late nineteenth century, also known as the "Gilded Age,"� were "Robber Barons."� John Tipple, a professor of history, portrays big businessman of the late ni ... ion's image of traditional American values. Tipple views these powerful businessmen as money hungry robbers, known as "Robber Barons."� On the other hand, Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., professor of ...

(4 pages) 29 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Robber Barons

Captains of Industry or Robber Barons? Robber Barons!!! "Robber Barons" can be best described as men who established monopol ... eyes, men like Andrew Carnegre, John D. Rockefellar, J.P. Morgan, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were all robber barons.Cornelius Vanderbilt was probably the first robber baron. He made all his money from e ... rded to pay his workers more than .10¢ and hour.John D. Rockefellar was also known as a robber baron, and for good reasons too. Since Rockefellar owned almost all of the oil industry, he c ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Hershey, Rockefeller, Sears, And Carnegie

the country.I think that it is not fair to describe this particular time period and the Age of the Robber Baron. These men were using new ideas in industry. They were trying new things, and they work ...

(3 pages) 1457 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Social Gospel Movement

mselves. It compares and contrasts views of both Social Gospelers and business tycoons known as the Robber-Barons. It will also focus on two important leaders of the Social Gospel and mention their id ... ermining Christian morals and promoting cruel acts towards others.The ideas of Socail Gospelers and Robber-Barons varied greatly. The Social Gospelers believed people should be compensated properly fo ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Robber Barons

The Robber BaronsIt is historian Matthew Josephson's thesis that, Rockefeller for many reasons appeals a ... kefeller for many reasons appeals as the greatest of American industrialists and was no less than a robber baron as shown by his ruthlessness in tactics, exploitation of small companies and competitio ... in tactics, exploitation of small companies and competition, and efficiency in creating profit. The robber barons were ruthless people who only cared for money.In trying to exploit competition, Rockef ...

(2 pages) 14 1 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Captain of Industry or Robber Baron

Captain of Industry or Robber BaronJohn D. RockefellerRonny GarciaDougherty - U.S HistoryMarch 5, 2009John D. RockefellerCa ... ckefellerRonny GarciaDougherty - U.S HistoryMarch 5, 2009John D. RockefellerCaptain of Industry vs. Robber BaronThe dictionary definition of the term "robber baron" is an industrialist who is perceive ... 00 million to various charities. An ongoing debate remains as to whether John D. Rockefeller was a "robber baron" or a "captain of industry" due to Rockefeller being highly criticized for his success ...

(3 pages) 35 3 4.3 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Who Were the Robber Barons? what was their impact on the economy today? who are some modern robber barons? What is a robber baron who are the three robber barons listed?

Who Were The Robber Barons?"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship." Th ... ought and meaning today? Why, none other than John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller was one of the many "robber barons" of the gilded age. In case you were wondering, a robber baron is a "ruthlessly powerf ... cal means." In other words, a real life depiction of "Mr. Pennybags" from the popular Monopoly game.Robber barons were not only ruthless industrialists, but were also iconic to the time and very popul ...

(12 pages) 23 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Captains of Industry

ew of the major tycoons such as Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie were generous, others were not. The Robber Barons of the time cared only about self-gain and massing massive fortunes out of greed. One ... for himself in order to run competitors out of business (Brinkley). He is the perfect example of a robber baron due to his fundamental lack of care for others, with his concern primarily on his fortu ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History